NEW ULM - Chaos and hilarity ensue in this hysterical spoof of several popular reality television shows ... can the new hillbilly king save the kingdom and find the girl of his dreams?
Folks are invited to come and find out when the New Ulm High School seventh and eighth graders present "The Bachelor King," March 9 through 11 at the DAC (formerly the Middle School).
Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11.
Photos Courtesy of Sue Loose
The cast of Bachelor King works on a scene during a recent rehearsal.
The plot goes kind of like this ... When poor King Evian uses his last dying words (as he falls out of a window) to pass on the royal succession not to the greedy Prince Daft but to the foolish hillbilly Yokel, everyone says Yokel needs a wife to help him run the kingdom.
Reminiscent of the television reality show "The Bachelor", his staff brings in eligible young ladies to vie for the king's hand.
There's Agatha Peabody, a high-society matron; Priscilla Tradewells-Ayers-Hollander-Morley-a four-times-married gold digger and Sally Valley - a ditzy cheerleader from Los Angeles, who are all trying to win his hand in marriage. Then there's also Crushin' Kanisha, who is a New York City gangster-type girl and Jane Claxton, who is a true-hearted cowgirl all the way from Texas trying to catch his eye.
If You Go...
What: Bachelor King play performed in two acts by New Ulm High School's seventh and eighth grade students
When: Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11.
Where: DAC (formerly the Middle School)
Bachelor King Cast List
Queen - Haley Bocock
Prince Daft - Noah Bollingmo
Ms. Conroy- Genna Sellner
Hazel - Taylor Booth
Frederick Pilfer - Alex Lund
Miss Knolls - Mettea Sievert
Yokel - Isaac Stein
Priscilla - Lacey Wilmes
Jane - Ellie Hohensee
Sally - Sicily Trullinger
Kanisha - Stephanie Smith
Peabody - Anna Ueling
Ms. Henry - Kelly Hagberg
Simon - Nathan Peterson
Paula - Mettea Sievert
Mrs. Weaver - Megan Dalueg
Mrs. Greenbrough - Kelly Hagberg
Bachelorettes- Ben Rieke, Jenna Britz, Kate Denney, Levi Wick
TV Crew - Megan Dalueg, Ben Rieke, Jenna Britz, Kate Denney and Levi Wick
Producer/Director - Wendy Tuttle
Set/Tech Director - Sheldon Rieke
Student Director - Kate Denney, Jenna Britz, Levi Wick and Ben Rieke
Costume Director/Designer - Vickie Tambornino
Costume Assistant - Barb Oberle
Publicity - Laura Sievert
Props - Jerilyn Kjellberg
Sound and Lights- Fritz Rieke
The audience will see the five ladies tested on their abilities (in true American Idol fashion) followed by a Survivor challenge.
All this is going on while ... Yokel is dealing with other problems like: the price of gasoline has skyrocketed, jobs are being outsourced overseas, the stock market has dramatically gone down and his self-appointed personal advisor Frederick Pilfer has been busy draining the royal treasury. But the worst thing of all, the vengeful prince hatches a slew of unsuccessful, harebrained assassination plots the new king.
Will Yokel sort through the contenders to find his true love and also save his kingdom from ruin?
The play is performed in two acts. Please, no flash photography during the performance. There will be one 15 minute intermission. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students.