Crush By Stephen Gregg Will Be Wilsonville High School’s First Online Show, Premiering Friday, May 29th at 7 pm

CRUSH, A Sci-Fi Comedy By Stephen Gregg
Directed by Jason Katz
NEW DATES: Online May 29, 30 & 31 at 7 pm
Recommended For Ages 12 And Up
View The List Of Cast, Crew & Team HERE
See the article in the Wilsonville Spokesman HERE

Shows will air at 7 pm on Friday May 29th, Saturday May 30th & Sunday May 31. Don’t miss our first-ever online production! We appreciate your support.

To watch a show, visit https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/wilsonville-high-school-wilsonville-or and scroll down to select a performance.

Donations may be made securely at: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Wilsonville-High-School-Theatre-Donation/SelHLA9

Wilsonville High School Theatre’s Spring Show To Be Streamed Online With Actors Performing From Home 

Wilsonville High School Theatre is proud to premiere their first online production on Friday, May 29th at 7 pm. Crush, by Stephen Gregg, a contemporary play with 25 performers, will stream three times online. The online play is directed by Jason Katz. Actors are rehearsing from home, using the video conferencing platform Zoom and WVHS Theatre will present the play as an online video with some costumes and sound effects.

Audience members may view the show from home during online showtimes. You do not need to get on Zoom to view the show, which will be edited and then streamed on a secure platform used by the school’s broadcast network. Tickets will not be required to view the production, however the department will be taking donations via Schoolpay, a secure donation platform used by the district.

Crush is a play about teenagers attempting to save the world from alien invasion. Welcome to Pin Cushion, California: population 791 and falling fast. Pin Cushion High School Drama has reached its final-ever production: Our Town. Despite never having once gotten a part, Bark Melon is 16 and delightfully goofy despite some recent hard times—is convinced that he’s going to get a lead. But Bark’s audition goes awry when Aspen, the new student, enters and a chorus of malevolent voices enters with her. Only Bark can hear (and later see) that Aspen is not what she seems, that she’s actually the lead body of a six-bodied alien creature.

Soon, strange things start to happen. Giant hearts appear on the billboards leading into town. Mysterious, impossible-to-open envelopes flit through the air and hint at secret admirers. And, one by one, love-struck teenagers fall into inexplicable comas. Not a single person believes Bark when he says that Aspen is responsible for what’s happening—not his father, not his classmates, not Aspen’s head-over-heels boyfriend, not even Chloe, the ferociously competent girl who has declared Bark her boyfriend. Bark’s attempt to stop the aliens himself ends disastrously. He’ll need the help of the entire town because it’s clear that these aliens are only the advance team for a giant ship already heading toward earth—and that their plan to take over the world has something to do with Our Town. Crush is hilarious, heartbreaking and full of unforgettable characters. It’s a play about what it means to love someone and what it means to be human.

Crush was cast just prior to the school closure and the students had their scripts. The mandatory school closure happened on the day when the first read-through of the show was slated. All rehearsals including the read-through have taken place online. The complete list of performers and crew is available on the WildCatDrama.com website: https://wildcatdrama.com/our-spring-play-crush-by-stephen-gregg-will-be-streamed-three-times-online-at-the-end-of-may/

Tune in for this exciting adventure in online theatre. The best way to receive reminders and alerts for viewing times is to sign up for the department’s email newsletter at WildCatDrama.com and to follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WilsonvilleHighSchoolTheatreDepartment/.

Showtimes for Crush are: Friday, May 29th at 7 pm, Saturday, May 30th at 7 pm, Sunday, May 31st at 7 pm. The show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Go to the following link and scroll down to select a performance: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/wilsonville-high-school-wilsonville-or

Donations may be made securely at: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Wilsonville-High-School-Theatre-Donation/SelHLA9

Our Spring Play, Crush By Stephen Gregg, Will Be Streamed Three Times Online At The End Of May

CRUSH, A Sci-Fi Comedy By Stephen Gregg
Directed by Jason Katz
NEW DATES: Online May 29, 30 & 31 at 7 pm
Recommended For Ages 12 And Up
View The List Of Cast, Crew & Team HERE
See the article in the Wilsonville Spokesman HERE

Shows will air at 7 pm on Friday May 29th, Saturday May 30th & Sunday May 31. Don’t miss our first-ever online production! We appreciate your support.

To watch a show, visit https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/wilsonville-high-school-wilsonville-or and scroll down to select a performance.

Donations may be made securely at: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Wilsonville-High-School-Theatre-Donation/SelHLA9

Wilsonville High School Theatre is pleased to announce that our spring play, Crush by Stephen Gregg, will be shown online three times at the end of May. Department co-chairs Jason Katz and John Fitzgerald have been working with actors and crew online using Zoom to prepare for the online performances. Full details about the performance are forthcoming. In the meantime, meet the cast and crew!

Auditions were held in-person the week before school closures and the first read-through took place online. This is all-new territory for Wilsonville High School Theatre, and we are very excited to be able to proceed with our show in an online format.

Here’s a synopsis of the story: Welcome to Pin Cushion, California: population 791 and falling fast. Pin Cushion High School Drama has reached its final-ever production: Our Town. Despite never having once gotten a part, Bark Melon—16 and delightfully goofy despite some recent hard times—is convinced that he’s going to get a lead. But Bark’s audition goes awry when Aspen, the new student, enters and a chorus of malevolent voices enters with her. Only Bark can hear (and later see) that Aspen is not what she seems, that she’s actually the lead body of a six-bodied alien creature. Soon, strange things start to happen. Giant hearts appear on the billboards leading into town. Mysterious, impossible-to-open envelopes flit through the air and hint at secret admirers. And, one by one, love-struck teenagers fall into inexplicable comas. Not a single person believes Bark when he says that Aspen is responsible for what’s happening—not his father, not his classmates, not Aspen’s head-over-heels boyfriend, not even Chloe, the ferociously competent girl who has declared Bark her boyfriend. Bark’s attempt to stop the aliens himself ends disastrously. He’ll need the help of the entire town because it’s clear that these aliens are only the advance team for a giant ship already heading toward earth—and that their plan to take over the world has something to do with Our TownCrush is hilarious, heartbreaking and full of unforgettable characters. It’s a play about what it means to love someone and what it means to be human.

Meet the cast of Crush
Written by Stephen Gregg
Directed by Jason Katz
Wilsonville High School Theatre Department

Bark – Cian Lister 

Chloe – Natalie Caddell

Jessica – Katie Walter

Cole – Casey Young

Aspen – Samantha Katz

Aspen 2 – Amy Gregg

Crick – Laura Jeffrey

Flx – Wyett Butler

(Exhalation) – Shay Moore

Winn – Lily Saunders

Lincoln – Cormac Lister

Ms. Prokopiak – Lizzie Hall

Lisa Finch-Fox – Ainsley Mayes

Claire De Lune Guy – Chance Kirk

Maybelline – Jillian Dauth

Devon – Chandler Hartenberger

Crooper – John Cramer

Announcer – Logan Demarais

“Government Official” – Blake Sandall

 

Townspeople:

Ethan Sarin

Shay Moore

Lauren Bresnahan

Keira Kerner

Abby Nowak

Ainsley Mayes

Blake Sandall

Logan Demarais

John Cramer

 

Crew & Team

Meghan Barry — Online Stage Manager

Andrew Murphy — Assistant Online Stage Manager

Vy Frolov — Sound Design

Production Supervisor — John Fitzgerald

Publicity — Christina Katz

 

Showtimes for Crush are: Friday, May 29th at 7 pm, Saturday, May 30th at 7 pm, Sunday, May 31st at 7 pm. The show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Go to the following link and scroll down to select a performance: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/wilsonville-high-school-wilsonville-or

Donations may be made securely at: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Wilsonville-High-School-Theatre-Donation/SelHLA9

Thank You, Wilsonville Jeep Ram, Our Platinum Season Sponsor

We want to express our gratitude to Wilsonville Jeep Ram.

Thank you for being our Platinum Season Sponsor for 2019-2020.

Thank you for supporting our Platinum Season Sponsor, Wilsonville Jeep Ram

If you are interested in becoming a season sponsor next year, please email us at katzcreative@mac.com with “Season Sponsor” in the subject line.

Wilsonville High School’s 2019-2020 Theatre Season Poster (Please Note Cinderella Schedule Change)

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Although we originally announced a matinée for Cinderella, due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control, we will no longer be able to offer a matinée. All shows begin at 7 pm. Cinderella is for ages five and up.

Wilsonville High School Theatre 2019-2020 Season