Liberty High School Playmakers made sure to Make 'Em Laugh in its 2007-08 season. This season, they're letting everyone know that Sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true in extraordinary ways.
Keeping true to the new motto, two well-known authors who embody the American dream will lend their characters to this year's exciting season. Mark Twain's hilarious Is He Dead? and Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women: The Musical will take the stage at Liberty High School.
Shortly after announcing the new season, Liberty Drama Department Director Helen Dixon said she couldn't be more excited for the two shows, and that Mark Twain is one of her favorite writers. To be able to bring him to the students and the community in a newly-found work of his is just a thrill.
Though not well known to the public, Is He Dead? was Mark Twain's first and only artistic endeavor for the stage. Recently discovered at U.C. Berkeley by Stanford professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Is He Dead? follows Jean-Francois Millet, a struggling painter, and his friends as they attempt to find success through a tangled mess of debt, cross-dressing, Limburger cheese, romance, mistaken identities and the losing battle against five o'clock shadow.
Little Women: The Musical, Playmakers' follow-up and musical for the season, follows sisters Beth, Jo, Meg, Amy, and their mother Margaret as they come of age learning of family, friendship, love and tragedy. The adapted script keeps true to the heartwarming book, adding musical numbers that further elaborate and enhance the well-known original's morals and values. Both productions are sure to tickle your funny bone, warm your heart, and be an enjoyable experience for all ages.
For more information, check out the LHS Playmakers Web site, www.lhsplaymakers.com.