by Taylor Bailey – Cartoonist
“Daisy Pulls It Off” is the story of a girl named Daisy Meredith who has been accepted into the private school of her dreams, Grangewood. After learning about a secret treasure hidden within the building, Daisy and her new friend Trixie Martin head off to find it.
Drama opened the play “Daisy Pulls It Off” Nov. 9. The plays Facility Director was English teacher, Sarah Wilson and its Facility Technical Director was math teacher, Alex Chopyak. The play featured actors Robyn Janssen, Hannah Williams, Lindsay Campbell, Hailee Stedman, Cade Rae, Anna Hartman, and Eden Daus in the cast.
Janssen did an amazing job as the role of Daisy. She put so much expression into her character that the audience could always tell she was having a good time acting. She had a great and powerful singing voice as well. Likewise, Williams was fantastic in her role as Trixie. She was so exuberant, always bouncing around the stage, and was “uncommonly” funny. Campbell (Sybil Burlington) and Stedman (Monica Smithers), were authentically villainous. Each put a lot of effort into hating Daisy and Trixie. Rae (Clare Beaumont) and Daus (Alice Fitzpatrick) and the rest of the phenomenal supporting cast really brought life to the show. The Kentlake set construction and crew brought the sight, sound and artistic realism of the play to its full potential. Their hard work certainly did not go unnoticed.
This play was an absolute blast. It was full of funny moments that had the entire audience laughing. It also had a few sentimental moments in it as well which was a good break from all the jokes. The only “bad” parts of the play were when it ran a bit slow, which wasn’t often, and that the twist at the end about Daisy’s dad didn’t make sense. The actors rarely slipped up when speaking their lines which shows they put a lot of effort into learning them. When the characters would step out frame and introduce themselves, characters in the background would have to freeze, and they all did a really good job at that.
“Daisy Pulls It Off” was a spectacular play. I highly recommend that you attend. The actors, the crew, the directors, and all of Kentlake High School Drama poured their heart and soul into this play.
By the time this article comes out, you will have two days to see the show: Nov. 17 and 18.