Drama students produce film in library; D300 Foundation offers ‘Bye Bye Birdie’
From Staff Reports June 29, 2012 4:06PM
Kelly Morton has written the screenplay and will direct fellow Jacobs High School Drama Club Board members Michael Banwart, Tom Barrett, Kaitlin Majeski, Rachel Kaplow and Lisa Gerlach in a film built around the Algonquin Library. | submitted
Updated: August 2, 2012 10:26AM
Six H.D. Jacobs High School students and graduates chose the Algonquin Area Public Library as the setting for an independent film project titled “Marie Antoinette Discovers Plaid.”
Kelly Morton has written the screenplay and will direct fellow Drama Club Board members Michael Banwart, Tom Barrett, Kaitlin Majeski, Rachel Kaplow and Lisa Gerlach. These students, under the leadership of their teacher, Mr. Glynn, will be spending their summer in the library and other sites filming the movie. Acting and producing a full-length love story that begins in the library requires a cast and extras.
For anyone who is an experienced male actor between the ages of 15 and 19, knows how to swim and has a flexible schedule, auditions are available on select days between now and July 7 for the part of “Ben.” If interested, set up an audition by contacting writer/director Kelly Morton at 224-535-0508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Librarian Claire Matthews will play a small part as the librarian and will schedule and promote a library premiere of the finished movie in late August.
Carpentersville: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at Jacobs HS
The D300 Foundation for Educational Excellence will present its third year of “Summer Theatre” for District 300. There will be four performances — July 13 and 14 and 20 and 21. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and are at the Jacobs High School Auditorium, with general seating at $8 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. This production is the perfect field trip or special occasion for ages ranging from young children to senior citizens.