Sabetha students to present “Dis-Order in the Court”

Submitted by Debbie Garber

Students at Sabetha High School will be presenting “Dis-Order in the Court” by Pat Cook for their spring play.

Public showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. All performances will be held in the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Setting

First came Judge Wapner, then Judge Judy. Now comes Judge Clapham, played by Henry Glynn. But his court is a little more, shall we say, crazy than most. People come to court to bring announcements of car washes, to hold knitting bees and to drop off their mortgage payments. And what starts out as just another lazy day suddenly changes when lawyer E. Z. Miles, played by Ainsley Smith, has the Judge marry two people madly in love… only to find out that the groom is on trial for embezzlement and the only witness against him is his new bride.

“A wife cannot testify against her husband, right, Judge?” Miles taunts, setting the stage for a fast and furious farce, complete with a golf-playing preacher, inept court officers, a teenage reporter and a clown with a gun. This chicken-fried play is guilty of laughs in the first degree!

Cast

Cast members include the following: Henry Glynn as Judge Titus Clapham, Payton Lippert as Junior Pitt, Cheyan Rokey as Carolina Moon, Cody Meyer as Reverend Leon Wright, Anna Scott as Bobbie Sue Clapham, Sofia Kuenzi as Naomi Beckwith, Brooklyn Bauman as Lydia Rothschilde, Leah Renyer as Lyla Rothschilde, Ainsley Smith as E.Z. Miles, Aric Erdley as Leroy Dangerfield, Hunter Lowdermilk as Sheila Pontoon, Charlie Kuenzi as Wallace Sopworth, Norea Menold as Darla Clapham, Kaleb Grimm as Harvey Pangborne, Rachel Kuenzi as Marge Thrombecker, Denver Menold as Vic, Austyn Wilbar as Old Ed, Jadyn Garbill as Mrs. Hoyt Dexter, Mason Engelken as Mr. Haddock, Kinsey Menold as Mrs. Fiona Haddock, JR Streett and Leonard, and Kennan Lippert as Ca-larence. Members of the Knitting Club are Gracie Robinson, Ellen Glynn, Molly Edelman, Elissa Dalingahus and Faith Lachapelle.

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