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Turpin High school’s drama teacher and director Erin Welage has just finished the casting for the winter show, Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly), a comedy consisting of twelve female and five male roles. This show, written by Stacie Lents, is about a group of 20-ish year olds learning to find love through the internet. LOL is about finding what they are looking for in a partner. They discover what they want in a mate, what they don’t want, and even surprises about themselves. Full of heartfelt and relatable moments, the show demonstrates the lengths people will go to for love. This explains why critics have written that Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly) “is the best comedy I’ve seen all year.”

 

I spoke with some of the cast members about their reasons for trying out for LOL and about their characters, and their responses were amazing. First I spoke with Sophomore Morgan McDole, who’s playing the role of  Lily. Her main reasons for auditioning for the show were because “she loves acting and the people at turpin are amazing”. Lily is a shy, awkward girl, and doesn’t go out on many dates, her main reasons for turning to the internet.

 

Next I spoke to Junior Bailey Nosal, playing Shelly. She said she auditioned because she’s “always been involved with drama plus I’m friends with most of the other people involved. I also just love been on stage because I love performing for audiences… My character’s name is Shelly and she’s absolutely crazy. This show is about internet dating and her screen name is marriage material.” Shelly is anorexic, overly energetic, and even passes out twice during the show.

 

Third I spoke to Sophomore Libby Jonas, playing Sam. She auditioned for the shows because “acting is really funfor me and I’ve always met really great people through it.” Sam is a goofy, awkward person, but is really good at learning to love everyone.

 

The show will be presented the weekend of February 19 through 21. The runtime of LOL will be about 90 minutes. Below is the announced cast for LOL.

Amy………………………………………………Taylor Hannum

Sarah………………………………………………Rosie Bentley

Jojo…………………………………..Meghan Machenheimer

Mimi……………………………………………Rachel Scardina

Rachel…………………………………………..Ady MacVeigh

Tess………………………………………….Caroline Reckers

Carrie…………………………………….Cami Hemmelgarm

Kay…………………………………………..Caroline Conway

Nora…………………………………………….Aaliyah Collins

Shelly………………………………………………Bailey Nosal

Jessica………………………………………..Natasha Justice

Liliy……………………………………………..Morgan McDole

Thomas……………………………………………Andrew Hart

Jeremy………………………………………..Tanner McDole

Daniel…………………………………………Coleman Hines

Edward…………………………………………..Miles Jeffries

Sam…………………………………………………Libby Jonas

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