It's Hawkeye, Hotlips and M*A*S*H at East Troy
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The cast of “M*A*S*H” includes, in the front row: Richard Hastings, Mark Jones, Michael Lois, Lori Heinemann, Abe Oxley-Hase and Noah Risen. Second row: Teagan Oxley-Hase, Katrina Schell, McKenna Farmer, Sean Canavan, Tyler Fridley, Lexi Mitchell, Tyler Pinkert, Natalie Mengel, Jon Woods, Francesca Furlan and Michael Benedict. Back row: Shaun Raymond, Talles Rezende, Jessi Falk, Matt Fox, Gage Risen, Emily Prange, Dylan Jester, MaiLei Meyers and Wil Alexander. Photo submitted.
EAST TROY -- The comedy “M*A*S*H” will be presented by East Troy High School from Friday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 11. The play is based on the book that inspired the movie and television show in 1970 and is full of the unpredictable characters you know and love, including Hawkeye, Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan, Trapper John, Radar, Colonel Blake and many others.
“M*A*S*H” is about the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital based in South Korea. It starts when two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye (played by senior Gage Risen) and Duke (played by senior Dylan Jester) join the unit. They can’t be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school. The thread of this effort helps tie together the pileup of comic adventures. It’s all good fun, with a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life.
The play, which is adapted by Tim Kelly, is based on the book by Richard Hooker. It is directed by Deb and Phil Williamson with student assistant Wil Alexander.
If you go
-- What: “M*A*S*H” performance
-- When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
-- Where: East Troy High School, 318 Graydon Ave., East Troy
-- Tickets: $4 for students, $7 for adults in advance or $5 and $8 at the door.
-- Contact: (262) 903-0670