The Red Oak High School Drama department has been working hard to prepare for our upcoming performance of The Election by Don Zolidis.
This comedy, in two acts, is a hilarious and timely satire on the contemporary political scene. After an embattled student body president (played by senior Noah Brummett) resigns in disgrace, Mark Davenport (played by senior Connor Koppa) figures he will cruise to victory in the special election. After all, his only opponent is nerdy Christy Martin (played by senior Brianna Clemons), who wants to eliminate football. But when a mysterious Super PAC gives her an unlimited budget, things start to get very ugly. Mark must face total annihilation or accept the services of a slick professional campaign manager (played by senior Dawson Hernandez) with questionable ethics and a million-dollar Super PAC of his own, firing his best friend and first campaign manager Karley (played by senior Libby Mensen).
The satire doesn’t just focus on the politicians; the media finds itself scrutinized as well. Seniors Abby Pendleton and Garrett Hurt play Kyli and Chip, two news anchors who may or may not care for the facts.
The cast includes the talents of seniors Brittney Clemons, Madi Hewett, and Lillian Johnson; juniors Kadee Gass, Rhenn Rolenc, Mya Southwell, and Araina Brummett; sophomores Gannon Sallach and Grayson Hewett; and freshmen Camden Southard, Jonah Wemhoff, Tessa Rolenc, Michelle Grass, Hannah Smith, and Josie Rengstorf. Seniors Aidan Eubank and Casper Richardson are on lights and sound.
Come enjoy a night of entertainment! Opening night is Friday November 8 at 7:00. We will continue our performances with Saturday November 9 at 7:00 and Sunday November 10 at 2:00.
All shows will be performed at the Red Oak Jr. - Sr. High School Auditorium. Tickets will be $6 and can be purchased ahead of time at the school office or the night of the show.