Written by Jerome McDonough, the play is a surrealistic production centered on the juxtaposition of the word “asylum” – on the one hand suggesting an institution or place of confinement but also denoting a place of safety as an escape from oppression. The main character, Stan, finds himself on a different path due to peer pressure and life circumstances. Stan relives the series of events that drove him from his true path, but he ultimately finds the power of hope. The play, then, depicts a cycle of individuals given chances over and over again to gather strength from loss and to live another day to face challenges and overcome them.
The play centered on the students’ acting, as it was presented on an empty stage with almost no traditional props, sets, or backdrops.
The cast included Sheridan Baze in the lead role as Stan. Other cast members were Noah Bacca, Kaitlyn Biggs, Mandy Brenning, Hunter Glenn, Angela Lawson, Preston Rose, Aulora Richards, Austen Slatten, and Cody Vasquez. In the chorus were Brigette Bean, Ashton Caudle, Madeline Maldonado, Sara Stone, Kale Underwood, Amy Young
The production was directed by theater arts teacher Preston Rose with assistant director Madeline Maldonado. The crew was led by stage manager Kaitlyn Biggs with Luke Sandelin and David Broberg managing sound and lights respectively. Allison Albritton and Kaitlyn Biggs were members of the stage crew.
The play was presented with special arrangements by I.E. Clark Publication.
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