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Wiehler tumbles out of a couch in the opening scene of The Actor's Nightmare

Emma Wynkoop

Wiehler tumbles out of a couch in the opening scene of The Actor's Nightmare

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Imagine waking up and being thrown on stage in front of a massive audience, forced perform a show you’ve never heard of. This scenario is the reality of accountant George Spelvin, played by senior Garrett Wiehler, in Linganore’s fall drama, “The Actor’s Nightmare.”

The second of the three one-act shows in The Nightmare Zone, “The Actor’s Nightmare” follows George as he wakes up backstage to utter chaos when everyone seems to think he’s an understudy for a missing actor. Audiences get to watch George’s struggle to improvise lines when pushed into scenes with various eccentric characters, played by seniors Cassia Connolly, Elise Fenstermacher, Sarah Maerten, Lily Johnson, and Andrew Liviocco.

“The Actor’s Nightmare” is directed by seniors Emma Wynkoop and Lincoln Robisch.

Robisch said, “Garrett’s improvisational skills definitely aided him in this role, which requires a lot of spontaneity.” Wiehler and Robisch won the Destination Imagination global competition for improvisation earlier this year.

The hilarity of this show comes from Wiehler’s character’s struggle to act like he knows what he’s doing. To an audience member who walks in halfway through, it would seem as though they were literally watching an actor forget his lines on stage.

Tickets to see The Nightmare Zone are on sale now at showtix4u.com for $10, and will be available at the door for $12. Performances are on November 10th at 7:00, the 11th at 7:00, the 12th at 2:00 and 7:00, and the 13th at 2:00. Follow @LHSDrama on Twitter for updates on shows and drama news.


 

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