“A Dark and Stormy Knight” debuts April 9

Taylor Millslagle

Taylor Millslagle

Play Sponsors Bethany Hutira and Michele Zamperini will direct the Southmoreland High School Drama Club in their performance of “A Dark and Stormy Knight,” a two act comedy written by Christopher Burruto about a princess who prefers fighting like the noble knights of the kingdom over castle life. The only problem: knights are always men, and Elenora is the only heir to the throne.

Since the start of the new year, the sponsors and actors have readied themselves to bring to life Burruto’s humorous, medieval world. For this spring production, senior Taylor Millslagle captures the titled role of Princess Elenora, a rebellious royal who drudges through her courtly duties while masquerading as the Dark Knight to bring ruffians to justice.

When this royal rebel butts head with the kingdom Regent, knights-in-training Ogilvy and Dennis, played by seniors Sage Guynn and Johnny Hough, are assigned to guard the princess’s chamber door. However, when this chivalrous, yet haphazard duo stumble upon a plot to kidnap the princess, they must accept the even graver task of saving Elenora’s life.

Together, the dynamic trio will enlist the aid of an exiled wizard and her troll, played by seniors Emma Sarver and Nick Shawley, to stop Elenora’s underhanded uncle, Lord Spencer, and his assistant, Klaus. Seniors A.J. Cowan and Taylor Sipos delight in portraying the villainous duo who stop at nothing to take over the kingdom.

The Southmoreland Drama Club will debut this comedy on Thursday, April 9th. Performance continue on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., each night, at the Southmoreland High School. Auditorium doors will open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.

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