Rosholt High School Drama to present ‘The House of the Seven Gables’
For the Gazette
ROSHOLT – The Rosholt High School Drama Department will present “The House of the Seven Gables” Nov. 4-5 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
“Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel comes vividly to life in this stage adaptation by Craig Sodaro,” stated a release from Rosholt Dramar Director Kathryn Kawleski.
“The story, set in Salem, Massachusetts, begins at the gallows as Colonel Pyncheon demands Matthew Maule sell his land so Pyncheon can build a mansion. Maule refuses, and his last words, ‘God will give you blood to drink,’ manifest themselves on generations of Pyncheons. Some 150 years later, the dreary, brooding mansion belongs to Hepzibah Pyncheon, an aging old maid. Hepzibah is forced to take in a boarder, Thomas Holgrave, and even open a cent shop to keep from starving.
“The shop is a difficult task for the proud woman who has isolated herself from the townspeople, but that’s precisely when pretty and lively Phoebe Pyncheon, a young cousin from the country, arrives to breather life and love into the House of the Seven Gables. Will it be enough, however, to end the curse that has lasted through the generations and allow Matthew Maule to rest at last? Sin and suffering, guilt and redemption, love, and even moments of gothic terror combine to create a powerful story.”
The play features a cast of 18 students, including: Lily Milanowski, Joshua Miller, Kaylin Farrell, Daniel Kurszewski, Julia Ross, Mary Bolinger, Matthew Wrycza, Michael Bassett, Nicole Kurszewski, Lucas Groshek, Emma Haines, Braiden Bonney, Jasmine Woyak, Amber Stanislawski, Jordan Dobbe, Bella Scott, Isabelle Knutson, and Megan Burns.
The stage crew consists of: Hailey Kurszewski, stage manager, and cast members. The play is directed by Kathryn Kawleski, with Cheryl Kawleski serving as assistant director. Technical director is Dave Dimond.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour prior to the performances.