Fall play: Charley's Aunt arrives at THS this weekend

Trumbull High School Thespians are performing their student-run fall play, Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas, this weekend.

This Victorian Era-comedy is fun for the whole family, as it follows two Oxford students, Jack Chesney (Jack Leonard ‘16) and Charley Wykeham (Colin McLevy ‘17), in their attempts to woo Kitty Verdun (Cristina Catana ‘17) and Amy Spettigue (Martha Hegley ‘16).

Charley’s Aunt is visiting from Brazil and is meant to be a chaperone at a lunch with the two couples, but when she can’t make it, fellow Oxford student Lord Fancourt Babberly (Rob Long ‘16) is forced to assume her role as Aunt and chaperone.

The play also features seniors Jordan Buckman, Andrew Scott, Maeve Hegley, Emily Ramsey, and Zac Gottschall, winner of the Connecticut High School Music Theater Awards’ Outstanding Leading Actor.

Charley's Aunt was directed by Katherine Griffin (‘16) and Michael Lepore (‘16), the two-time winner of the CHSMTA Outstanding Supporting Actor.

This directing team is proud of their first show behind the scenes, saying, “It's amazing to see how a show can start as words on a page and be transformed into something that everyone can watch and enjoy.”

Performances are Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Trumbull High School auditorium. Seating is general admission. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door.