New date set for FHS ‘Decision Height’

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Farragut High School’s Admiral Performing Arts Company Lab had to reschedule its first spring performance of the World War II drama “Decision Height.”

The show will now be presented starting at 7 p.m. each evening, Tuesday through Thursday, March 21-23, in the school’s Vickie B. Wells Auditorium.

It features an all-female cast telling the fictional story of nine women who trained as fighter pilots in World War II.

The show is directed by senior Jasmyne Baker, and performers include Addison Garrett, Sheala Miller, Olivia Gnoth, Tiffany Guo, Ella Gruhn, Nika Ray, Jaclynn Robinson, Emily Maguire and Madelyn Henrie.

“This is the first year this class has been offered,” a school press release stated, describing APAC Lab. “It is an audition class. It is also student-run, with the help of (theater teacher) Dr. Anthony Wooley.”

Additionally, the class “is responsible for putting on three productions per semester,” but is only offered in the spring.

Upcoming productions

The next production is “Noir Suspicions,” directed by Max Radtke, set for April 25–27, in the FHS library. With a smaller location, audience is limited to 50 per performance.

Also featuring a cast of nine in what is described as an “interactive 1940s murder mystery,” performers are Hayden Toon, Cathlene Horwege, Cast Pappas, Coli Parris, Amzie Beeler, Mason Cross, Annabelle Garcia, Margaret Walter and Jesse Rawlings.

The final production, directed by Wooley, will be “Pride and Prejudice,” May 10-12.

The show is based on the classic Jane Austin novel, and will feature Mason Cross, Bryson Keasling, Madelyn Henrie, Emily Maguire, Jasmyne Baker, Morgan Studebaker, Maggie Raines, Eli Garrett, Adam Hooyman, Annabelle Garcia, Max Radtke, Margaret Walter, Tiffany Guo, Josie Braun and Elizabeth Langois.

Cost for each show is $5 per person.