Plan to attend Broadway's Killer Comedy on Halloween Weekend!
The Broadway Players of Fairfield High School promise an evening of hilarity, surprises, mystery, and murder! The fall play is Arsenic and Old Lace, a madcap comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Plan to attend a performance of Arsenic and Old Lace on Halloween weekend, October 27, 28, and 29. The performances on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 PM. Sunday’s matinee will begin at 2:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for any ticket.
The matriarchs of the Brewster family, Abby and Martha Brewster have an unusual charity. The sweet little ladies befriend elderly gentlemen who are all alone in the world, then humanely dispatch them with elderberry wine laced with “one teaspoon arsenic, half a teaspoon of strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide”. The roles of Abby and Martha are played by Phoenix Haessler and Harper Fiske respectively.
The Brewsters have three nephews: Mortimer, Theodore, and Jonathan. Mortimer (portrayed by Gunnar Mattson) has a disreputable job as a drama critic for a New York newspaper and is soon to wed his cheeky sweetheart, Elaine Harper (Mira Pappin). Theodore (Mason Malone) lives under the happy delusion that he’s Teddy Roosevelt. Whenever the need arises, Teddy digs a new addition to the “Panama Canal” in the Brewster’s cellar. Jonathan (River Norwood) is a psychopathic criminal who disappeared years ago. Oh, well. No family is perfect! When Mortimer discovers what his aunts and Teddy have been up to, he has two tasks: break off his engagement to Elaine (because “insanity doesn’t just run in the family . . . it practically gallops!”) and somehow get all his relatives transferred to Happy Dale Sanitarium for safekeeping.
Jonathan’s wacky accomplice Dr. Einstein is portrayed by Dallas Carlson. The bumbling police who can’t find a murderer in the dark nor in broad daylight are Officer Klein (Andrew Alonso), Officer Brophy (Calista Rowe), Officer O’Hara (David Wallingford), and Lieutenant Rooney (Hailey Simmons). Dr. Harper, Elaine’s stodgy father, is played by James Trent. The role of Mr. Gibbs, a prospective boarder who barely escapes with his life, is filled by Michael Hunt. Mr. Witherspoon, the superintendent of Happy Dale is portrayed by Mitchel Melvin.
Arsenic and Old Lace is directed by Betsie Wotherspoon. Noel Wotherspoon serves as stage manager and John Grunwald and Jim Edgeton are the technical directors. Student crew members are: Izzy Ferrell, Jeremiah Funkhouser, Blair Grunwald, Nathan Mathis, Katie McLain, Ella Phillips, and Shaelyn Thompson.
Student artwork has returned to JCHC. Now that the remodeling is complete at the JCHC, they are ready to display our student's art once again. A new selection of ten pieces of FHS art are on display in the clinic's waiting rooms. The work will be on display, for approximately, the next four months. FHS students included in the display are as follows:
Samara McLain Phoenix Hunt Amber Burroughs
Adison Pohren Liam Wells Jordan Guezimane
Taylor Myers Zoe Fox Mitch Putnam
On Oct 6, about sixty FHS students participated in IHCC Manufacturer's Day. The object of Manufacturer's Day is to acquaint students with some of the opportunities available at local manufacturing facilities. Two of the local manufacturer's that participated in the day were Agri-Industrial Plastics, in Fairfield, and Hillphoenix, in Keosauqua. In the morning students toured Hillphoenix, in the afternoon, students toured Agri-Industrial Plastics. Students were able to see a lot of the different occupations and hear first hand what it's like to work in a manufacturing environment. Students met with panels of employees at each company, and learned about their history, company mission and opportunities for future employment. The students learned about two different manufacturing processes and the different products produced by each company. The students enjoyed their time at each company and learned a lot about the opportunities available. Students and faculty would like to thank both companies for taking the time to share their stories.
The Fairfield Food Service Department is now offering video tutorials for checking your student meal account balance and making a payment through Payschools to your student account.
Please click on the following links to view the video tutorials.