Lavaca Community Theatre Brings High School Comedy To Stage

KFSM(LAVACA)-  The Lavaca Community Theatre celebrated its second annual summer production over the weekend (July 29-July 30).

The group, founded by Lavaca drama teacher Mary Rollins and Lavaca alumna Kortney Ricketts, allows community members of all ages to participate.

After a successful first year, the group returned for this year’s production of Switching Principals. 

The synopsis reads in part, “School spirit has never been lower at Marvin Gardens High School. When a new principal is scheduled to arrive, everyone is hoping for a fresh breeze. What blows in, however, are George and Madge, two con artists who slipped in through the principal’s office window while hiding out from the law.”

The production was a delightful mix situational humor, fast lines, and slapstick comedy that had the audience howling with laughter.

Ricketts, who is also a teacher at Ramsey Junior High School, had nothing but good things to say about the actors.

“In the 15 years I’ve been in theatre, this was seriously the funniest show I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of,” said Ricketts, “Our cast was perfect! Their comedic timing and chemistry with one another was spot on from day one.”

Ricketts tells 5NEWS they plan to have another production next year.  You can follow the group on their Facebook page.

Below are pre-show interviews with cast members Colton Turner, Luke Barber, Meagan Lee, Hai-Lee Cooper, and Garin Morris.

Colton Turner

From Left to Right, Luke Barber, Meagan Lee, Hai-Lee Cooper, Garin Morris