Despite the current pandemic, and with numerous safety protocols in place for cast, crew, and audience, SSHS Theatre is happy to be able to present their fall show–Puffs–this November. Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a hilarious hit comedy based on a certain boy wizard who went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Puffs is the story of Wayne Hopkins, a regular boy who finds out he’s a wizard, and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has adventures. The trio (played by senior Rorie Young and juniors AllieGrace Woodard and Caleb Talmage) perhaps sounds familiar. But, Wayne and his friends are not the Brave students whose story we are used to following: they are sorted as Puffs–a group of awkward, well meaning, loyal, rejects–who just want to learn magic and avoid attacks by a certain evil wizard (junior Lucy Braddy). With almost all the actors (Seniors Gregg English and Caitlynn Monaghen along with Emilie Gotcher, Rylee Penny, Danielle Verlander, Aiden Woodard, Khira Young, Talley Brown, Addison Bradley, Caroline Prickette, Brandon Williams, Emery Brown, and Anayeli De La Cruz) playing several characters each, this Off-Broadway hit created by playwright/actor Matt Cox and The Peoples Improv Theatre of NY provides a hilarious good time for both those who are huge fans of the “original” franchise and those who come in with less love for the Potter-world. If you love to laugh, don’t mind feeling a few other emotions, and would love to see some talented kids working incredibly hard–or are just in the mood for some sweet 90’s references–this is the show for you.
Crew members Markida Hood, Camila Hidalgo, Esmerelda Santacruz, Cadyn Spigner, Katherine Hurley, and Cadrian Davis are led by Stage Manager, junior Anayeli De La Cruz and Technical Stage Manager junior Brandon Williams.
The show will run for three performances: November 19th and 21st @7pm and November 22nd at 2pm. Tickets are $5 if reserved ahead of time–online at bit.ly/wildcattheatre. Seating in the SSHS Auditorium is reserved and socially distanced, so get online and choose your tickets soon. Tickets at the door are $10. Masks are required for all audience members.