A play-within-a-play brings laughs to Glenelg High [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

Howard County Times

Members of the theatre department at Glenelg High School have been working hard on their fall theatrical performance of the slapstick comedy “Noises Off.” This play within a play involves a group of actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” The production follows a show from dress rehearsal to opening night and finally a performance at the end of a run of bad performances. Lots of slamming doors, flubbed lines, backstage intrigue and even some fish are involved in this slapstick comedy.

Appearing on stage will be Matthew Hulett, Jake Baker, Allison Fitzgerald, AJ Patel, Kelsey Flavin, Jackie Lyons, Cameron Denny, Jake Wilkin and Corinne Rasch. Behind the scenes will be student director and stage manager Emily Soeken and the stage crew, which consists of Torin Alexandar, Briana Butler, Hannah Hills, Gloria McComas, Emily Miller, Imani Nokuri and Maria Salandra.

Kassidy Sharp, the theatre arts director at Glenelg High School, is proud of the hard-working cast and hopes the audiences will love the show as much as her students do.

Kelsey Flavin, a sophomore says, “It is easily the funniest show I have ever been in. Please come out to support our theatre department, and see ‘Noises Off.’”

Senior Allison Fitzgerald says, “The play has been one of the most challenging shows I’ve ever been in, but it’s also been one of my favorites. I’m super excited for people to get to see the show and fall in love with it as much as I have.”

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2, with an afternoon performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. If you need more information you can call Glenelg High School at 410-313-5528.

This is the 45th year for Holiday Mart, a juried arts and crafts show held at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood. The show will be Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 140 artisans will be selling unique handcrafted-items. Since this is a juried show, only the best handmade products will be featured. There will be door prizes, a children’s craft corner, a hot cocoa bar, refreshments and lunch available for purchase. Santa and carriage rides will be featured between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for everyone 5 and over. Children 4 and under are free. If you need more information, call 410-313-4840 or go to howardcountymd.gov/holidaymart.

The Glenelg Marching Unit is currently taking orders for its December Citrus Fruit Sale. The fruit is from Texas this year because of the storm damage in Florida. Grapefruits, oranges and mandarins will be available. Fruit will be delivered on Saturday, Dec. 16, just in time to make wonderful holiday gifts. If you need more information, or an order form, go to glenelgbands.com. If you have questions you can call Meredith Haussler at 410-598-6885.

A Month of Tuesday Dinners fundraiser at the new Dandelion Bakery Bistro at 3800 Ten Oaks Road, Glenelg, will also benefit the Marching Unit. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 5 you can check out the new restaurant in Glenelg and support the marching unit at the same time. Just write Glenelg Marching Unit on a piece of paper and give it to your server. You will enjoy a great meal while helping a great cause.

The Calvary Lutheran Church and the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Co. are sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the fire department social hall in Lisbon. If you need information, you can call the church at 410-489-5280. This is a great time to donate blood and help save someone’s life.

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Glenwood. The delicious breakfast will cost $8 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets will be sold at the door. If you have questions you can send an email to hgrahamstandrews@gmail.com.

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