LHS will present ‘A Family Affair’ Friday through Sunday

Seniors Mark Esser and Emma DeMaris rehearse a scene from Mayer Lutheran High School’s upcoming production of ‘A Family Affair.’ The show runs Friday through Sunday. (Staff photo by Matt Bunke)

Seniors Mark Esser and Emma DeMaris rehearse a scene from Mayer Lutheran High School’s upcoming production of ‘A Family Affair.’ The show runs Friday through Sunday. (Staff photo by Matt Bunke)

All are invited to come and enjoy Mayer Lutheran High School’s fall musical, A Family Affair!

Performances will be on Friday, Nov. 15 (7 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 16 (7 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 17 (2 p.m.). General Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students (free for MLHS students) and can be purchased at the door.

Written by the wickedly funny Goldman brothers, “A Family Affair” marks the first produced title from musical theatre super-talent and collaborator, John Kander. This tuneful, neurotic, and universally appealing piece details the truth of what it takes to make it to a wedding day.

To the elation of their guardians, Gerry (Mark Esser) and Sally (Amanda Wade) have decided to marry. Being Sally’s guardian, her playboy uncle declares it his responsibility to throw the young couple the perfect wedding. Tilly Siegal (Emma DeMaris), Gerry’s mother, declares it her responsibility to make sure Alfie (Colin Hilk) doesn’t mess up. Their vastly different opinions prove to be a breaking point for all but as they fire a heavy artillery of caterers, dressmakers, rabbis, florists, and photographers, they forget the love their children share for each other. All parties concerned soon realize: weddings may be an actual family affair, but the most important people involved are the ones saying “I do.”

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