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Gull Lake High School’s PAC performs ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

Group photo of the Stanley family, Brendan Warren, Megan Henderson, Hailey Archambault, Cully Cooper, Isabella Smith, Kyra Cochran, Anna Clinton, and David McDowell, taken in the Black Box Theatre. Courtesy of Gull Lake High School’s Performing Arts Company.

While on tour in Ohio, Sheridan Whiteside, an arrogant radio personality, injures himself slipping on ice and becomes a houseguest for the Stanley family. This is the premise and opening of this year’s PAC presentation of The Man Who Came to Dinner. The main character, Sheridan Whiteside played by junior Cully Cooper, begins to give rude and brash advice to the family members.


“I would describe this play as a wonderful work full of twists and turns, passion, and heartbreak, and a ton of laughter,” said senior Trenten Hargrove who plays Earnest Stanley.

Countless hours have gone into the production of this play. The actors and actresses prepared for their roles and memorized their lines through many rehearsals.

“I have dedicated at least two hours a day outside of school, learning my lines and discovering who my character is,” said sophomore David Mcdowell, who plays Richard Stanley, a featured role.

The crews ensured the actors would look the part, and stage management framed the scenes.

“We have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this play, and I cannot wait to see the final product,” said sophomore Cecelia Riddle, a props technician.

Everyone who is part of this play is excited to see the turnout.

“Although the preparation for this show was stressful, I can tell it is going to be well worth it,” said sophomore Sophie Carahaly, a costume technician.

Gull Lake High School’s Performing Arts Company will be performing The Man Who Came to Dinner on the 15, 16, and 17 of November. The play will take place at the Gull Lake Middle School in the cafeteria. The admission fee is $5 per person.


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Juan Salcedo
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Hi, my name is Juan Salcedo, and I am a sophomore at Gull Lake High School. After taking Mrs. Jolin's Multimedia and Journalism class, I found I adored writing about topics I found interesting, so taking Newspaper was a no-brainer. I look forward to writing many articles about subjects I am passionate about.

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