FDSH fall play is ‘Sundown Alley’
The Fort Dodge Senior High drama department will present “Sundown Alley” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3 in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theater at Senior High.
Long before Norma Desmond of Sunset Boulevard fame, there was Norma Desperate of Sundown Alley, out west in the tiny town of Lizard Gulch. Norma retired from the stage because the audiences diminished, but she plans a sensational comeback once her version of “Cinderella” is complete. She’s been working on it for 40 years.
Norma owns the Desperate Rooms Hotel, and allows downhearted actors without a role in life to stay there rent-free. As a rental requirement, however, they must applaud and yell “Bravo!” almost continuously. Into Norma’s dream world crawls Sly Vester, the seedy villain, who convinces Norma he’s a playwright with the ability to polish the “Cinderella” clinker.
Before long, Norma is writing checks for a production that will never actually happen. Sly and his tricky partner in crime, Delilah Desdemonda Dilly, have it made until another smelly bandit, Billy the Goat, shows up and demands a cut of the action. It’s up to the new sheriff, Johnny Straightshooter, who is in love with Amy Sweet, the schoolmarm, to sort things out.
The play includes 21 cast members and approximately 10 backstage crew members.
Admission is $5 per person.
Tickets will only be sold at the door. Activity tickets will not be honored. For more information, contact the Senior High office at 955-1770.
Doorman Sid — Austin Andrews
Bellhop Joe — Brayden Potter
Cactus — Kane Freeman
Tallulah — Grace Champagne
Sarah — Jerri Evans
Daisy Belle — Gracie Miller
Norma Desperate — Reagan Black
Sly Vester — Sawyer Springer
Delilah Desdemonda Dilly — Annie Niemeyer
Happy Harry Horner — Joey Kelley
Aesop — Connor Bruns
Maud Bleeker — Malaney Butrick
Genevieve Hotchkiss — Katelyn Ganzeveld
Johnny Straightshooter — Chris Hatton
Minnie La Rinse — Isabel Beekman
Clippers Muldoon — Jacob Laird
Ursula Usury — Cayci Bidleman
Billy the Goat — Josh Meier
Amy Sweet — Victoria Pavik
Philomena Dazzle — Destiny Farhat
Swing — Bo Tracy