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‘Game of Tiaras’
GBHS cast romps through ‘King Lear’
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Cast and crew - photo by Susan Thacker

The community is invited to attend Great Bend High School’s spring production of “Game of Tiaras,” written by Don Zolidis. Four performances will be offered this weekend: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the GBHS Auditorium, 2027 Morton St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from cast members for $4 each, or they will be available at the door for $6 each. 

About the show 

Director and drama instructor Holly Johnson provided the following play synopsis:

When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire among his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle and the Snow Queen-who-in-no-way-resembles-a-copyrighted-character, tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of the popular television series and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of “King Lear” promises to leave the audience dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the Game of Tiaras, you win, or you die.

Cast and crew

Students involved in the play are: Dalton Dicks and Bayle Sandy, narrators; Olivia Petrik, Snow White, talking teapot and lady/girl; Annelly Valdovinos, Belle; McKayla Williams, Cinderella; Jadon Ward, Ellie (Snow Queen); Larissa Dias, Little Mermaid; Patrick Heath, King; Hayden Honomichl, Prince Charming and animated snowman; Robert Brining, Smeagol; Deizel Carey, French Prince; Jesse Hames, Herald; Hadleigh Thorne, Dwarf 1; Andrew Falck, Executioner, Dwarf 2 and talking candle man; CJ Gibson, Blood Packet Guy; Sara Sawyer and Hadleigh Thorne, guards/peasants; Jacee Stevens, Dakota Aumiller and Kennedy Kern, soldiers, French soldiers and crowd members; Tatum Sander, Princess 1 Mulan; Jesse Hames, Princess 2 Merida and Ema Millard, Princess 3 Pocahontas.

Tech crew: Connie Claussen, assistant director; Ross McGuire, set builder; Jalyn Lear, stage manager; Aden Mertens, light operator; and Thain Bowman, sound operator.