The Homer High School Drama Club is proud to announce tonight’s matinee performance of “The Fruitcake” by Dwayne Yancey at 6:30 p.m, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. The production will be held in the Homer High School Auditorium, and the public is invited to attend. Admission is $2.00.
The lighthearted Christmas comedy centers around an infamous holiday tradition of baking the family fruitcake, and what happens when family traditions must be broken.
The cast of characters features Aunt Hazel, the family cook, played by junior Carrie Driskell, whose poor eyesight causes a few kitchen catastrophes and Grandpa, played by senior Cody Long, whose odd ramblings confuse the family and delight the audience.
Zoe, played by junior Daniela Miranda is the science nerd of the family who has an encyclopedic mind and a quick wit.
Anastasia, the Gothic punk-styled youngest sister played by senior Summer Banuelos, is eternally bored and competitive with her older sister, Mandy, whose tough exterior comes through in the acting of senior Brittany Sandifer.
Uncle Fred, played by Mr. Keith Beard, vice principal and theater instructor, is loud and obnoxious, and more than a little enthusiastic about the eggnog.
Amy, the hopeless romantic, played by junior Chandler Glanc is dating Jeremy, the wide-eyed boyfriend who isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into with this crazy family. Jeremy is played by senior Jared Butts.
Mom, played by junior Sandra Banuelos, is the mother of Amanda “Mandy”, Amy, and Anastasia. She is consumed with putting up the Christmas decorations and seems to be thwarted at every turn.
The offstage antics and family adventures in this one-act play are sure to delight audiences and bring laughter to the holiday season.