A local school is getting ready to present “The Curious Savage,” March 10-12.
Mrs. Savage has been left one hundred million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.”
In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase.
At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.
Tickets are available by calling the school office at 610-582-1000 or by e-mailing <email@example.com>.
Premium Reserved Seats - $20; General Admission - $9; Seniors - $6; Students - $5
Performances on March 10 and 11 begin at 7 p.m., and at 3 p.m. on March 12.
Directors- Rebekah Klase & Benjamin Smither
Producer- Philip WarnerHere is the list of all student involved with The Curious Savage and the part they play.
6th grader Brayden Halter as John Thomas
7th grader Caden Love as Samuel Savage
9th grade:Logan Dierksheide- Tech Crew
Kara Love- Lilly Bell SavageTJ Moses- Jeffery
Esther Wild- Miss Willie10th grade
Holly Follweiler- Mrs. PaddyLandon Halter- Tech Crew
11th grade Matt Follweiler- Tech Crew
Trent Morris- Titus SavageJacob Weidner- Tech Crew
Nicole Wilson- Stage Crew12th grade
Leah Fabian- Mrs. SavageSarah Gemmell- Hannibelle/Stage Manager
Yun-Chan Lee- Dr. EmmettCoral Sabedra- Fairy May
Rebekah Smith- FlorenceBerks Christian School is located at 926 Philadelphia Ave, Birdsboro.