The Burlington School presents a slapstick comedy

By Dani Urgiles / Special to the Times-News

The arts play a big part in developing culture and character. When you participate in a play with other students, it expands your social and cultural mindset, and it helps you grow as a person.

Bennett Gould, Remy Averitt and Olivia Martin rehearse for The Burlington School's upcoming production of "No Place Like Nowhere," which runs Friday through Sunday at Studio 1. (Photo submitted)


The Burlington School is putting on the comedy “No Place Like Nowhere” at Studio 1 at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 starring students from the middle school and the high school.

“No Place Like Nowhere” is a zany and hilarious show featuring a crooked congressman who had promised the small desert town of Nowhere, Nevada, a highway that was rerouted 200 miles away in Rattle Snake City.

The government wants to dump 500 tons of toxic waste in Nowhere and sends secret agents to the town to discreetly evacuate its residents. Caught up in this are a temperamental film star, her chauffeur, the paparazzi, and Bubba and Ray Don Gass, two locals putting on a two-man community theater production of “Romeo & Juliet.”

Watching the rehearsals, I can tell that adults and children of all ages will enjoy this slapstick comedy performed by students who are very determined to entertain the audience. The comedy will make anyone laugh, and the plot of this hilarious story just adds to the humor.

The cast pays extreme attention to the director/drama teacher, Bethany Baker. When asked what she looks for in her cast, Baker says: “I want them to be confident, to try and to enjoy doing this. I try to build their confidence. If you try and enjoy acting, you will succeed.”

Dani Urgiles is a ninth grader at The Burlington School.

 

If you go

What: The Burlington School presents “No Place Like Nowhere”

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8

Where: Studio 1, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington.

Cost: $10 at brownpapertickets.com, and $12 at the door.

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