Death & Taxes
Princeton High School Theater Department will present its fall play Death & Taxes by Pat Cook on Friday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m and Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Sally Skinner Auditorium.
Small-town living, with its simple pleasures and slow pace, takes a dramatic yet comedic turn when the residents of Hendricks get together for their city council meeting. Because in Hendricks they’re looking for a murderer, but not without some laughter as they do. Mayor Kathleen Lyles boldly announces that the meeting will be a coroner’s jury rather than the usual round of arguments. Not only was a man murdered, but he was an IRS employee. Slowly it becomes apparent the entire city council had seen the man, and each of them seems to be hiding something. Who murdered the stranger? The Cast includes seniors Eliza Atkinson, Mia Bowen, Beckett Conwell, and Christian Smith; junior cast members include Jaidyn Bass and Grace May; sophomore cast members are Trent Goodale II, Andy Ellis, and Riley Jansen.
Gary Passmore will direct the fall production; Student Directors are Lauren Frost and Gia Ellena, and Stage Managers are Remi Rawlings and Payton Kuhne. Tickets may be purchased at the door–$7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Princeton High School students will get in free with their student IDs. Doors to the auditorium will open 30 minutes before the show. Death & Taxes is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
(L to R) At the scene of the crime, Hendricks residents Lydia Kleft (Riley Jansen), mayor Kathleen Lyles (Eliza Atkinson), Cora Sedgewick (Jaidyn Bass), Mattie Johansen (Grace May), Carl Johansen (Trent Goodale), editor Eddie King (Andy Ellis), and sheriff Wesley Thorne (Christian Smith) look on as Dr. Efrem Bishop (Beckett Conwell) slumbers peacefully in Princeton High School’s production of Death and Taxes.
(L to R) Hendricks citizens Carl Johansen (Trent Goodale), Cora Sedgewick (Jaidyn Bass), mayor Kathleen Lyles (Eliza Atkinson), editor Eddie King (Andy Ellis), sheriff Wesley Thorne (Christian Smith), and secretary Lydia Kleft (Riley Jansen) begin the city council meeting in Princeton High School’s production of Death and Taxes.