Westport Drama Club to present classic character

The Westport Central School Drama Club.

The Westport Central School Drama Club. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— If you can learn his name through his thick New Jersey accent, you can imprison him once again.

Wait, he’s from Jersey?

This and several more questions will be answered as the Westport Central School Drama Club presents “Rumpelstiltskin” Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

The production is led by teachers Paul Mudie and Cathy Brankman, who have been able to enlist the help of 33 student cast and crew.

“When you get 33 students willing to perform on stage it speaks to the students here in the school,” Mudie said. “Our students are helping to build the sets and they have all been coming in extra time to help out.”

“It has been a fun experience,” Brankman said. “The students are working hard.”

The decision on the production was made by the teachers with input from one of the senior members of the club, upper classwoman Hannah Looby.

“I am really excited for it because I had a hand in choosing the script,” Looby said. “I am happy to see such a huge cast and I just really love performing and interacting with the audience as well as working with the cast and the younger students.”

One of those younger students, freshman Tommy Marin in his second Drama Club production, plays the role of King Rolfe.

“I have more experience knowing how to memorize my lines and knowing the routine,” Marin said. “I think that this has been going great and we hope to see everyone there next weekend.”

Senior Jordan Spadafora, who is also in his second Drama Club production, plays the role of the handsome lead guard, Tanner.

“He gets all the girls, or, I guess, all the girls want him,” Spadafora said. “I really enjoyed my first Drama Club play and with this being my senior year I wanted to get in one more thing. It has been fun so far and I think this will be a great performance.”

Tickets for “Rumpelstiltskin” are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $20 for a family pack. For more information, call Westport Central School at 962-8244.

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