Married couple Mrs. Salt, as played by Laurel Bendetti, and Mr. Salt, portrayed by Justin Kuhlman, struggle with a hand-held audio player. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Tink Solheim, played by Isabella Fedele, is delighted she reveals the secret her friend, artist Agnes Vaag, had hidden in her pretentiously named animal bone assemblages. Behind her are The Guard, played by Carter Sachse; Julie Jenkins, played by Michaiah Watkins; and Giorgio, played by Jovanne Cortez. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Conceptual artist Steve Williams, played by August Gaumer, arbitrarily rearranges his “Washed Dreams Left Out To Dry” installation. The mannequins were created by Prop Mistress Shaye Harrer. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
At right, Chloe Trapp, played by Paige Herman, enthusiastically lectures Ada Bilditsky, portrayed by Katarina O’Mara (center) and other interested museum guests about the gallery’s “The Broken Silence” exhibit. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Carter Sachse, as The Guard, argues with photographer Michelle Wall, played by Alyssa Cahill, who wants to photograph the exhibit. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
French couple, Francois, played by Lauren Wahlmark and Jean Claude, played by Ian Bower, get worked up over Zachary Moe’s white landscapes pictured in “The Broken Silence” exhibit catalog. Behind them are the artist’s “Landscape I,” “Landscape II,” “Seascape VII” and “Starscape 19.”PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIER Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Three visitors discuss “Washed Dreams Left Out To Dry” by Steve Williams in the exhibit as the security guard stands impassively by. The visitors are Liz, played by Michaiah Watkins; The Guard, played by Carter Sachse; Blakey, portrayed by Hannah Whitson, and Carol, played by Brianna Hoysan. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Fan Blakey, as played by Hannah Whitson, gets too close to the “Washed Dreams Left Out To Dry” installation by artist Steve Williams. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Carrying around their day’s purchases, shoppers Barbara Castle, played by Alyssa Yocum, and Barbara Zimmer, played by Jenny Delorimier, complain about how synthetic fabrics cause rashes. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
A night at the ‘Museum’
“Museum,” written by playwright Tina Howe, brings 25 student actors together in multiple roles at Parkland High School’s intimate Black Box Theatre.
The comedy involves a hapless museum security guard dealing with a variety of people viewing a group show of three fictional contemporary American artists titled “The Broken Silence.”
The play pokes fun at the grouping of colorful characters exhibited along with the “art” in an American museum of modern art on the last day of the show.
Director Mark A. Stutz also serves as co-producer. He is assisted by Co-Producer Francis Anonia, Technical Director Damon Gelb and Elizabeth Smith as costumer.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5, and 3 p.m. Oct. 5-6, in the Black Box Theatre at Parkland High School.
Due to some mature themes, the show is recommended for an audience age 14 and older, according to Stutz.
Tickets are available at showtix4u.com/events/15799.