Spring Hill’s Fine Arts department is putting on their annual fall play, “Tales of the Lost Formicans” November 16 through the 18.
The play explores a dysfunctional family dynamic. Cathy and her son, Eric, return home to Cathy’s parents, Evelyn and Jim, after being left by her husband. Jim has alzheimer's and the entire family must deal with his mental breaks. It all seems to be more than Cathy can handle but she also has to deal with the local conspiracy theorist. Instead of a basic family drama, the screen write, Congdon, takes the play from an anthropological point of view.
The cast is gearing up for their opening night and are looking forward to what the show has to offer. Senior, Mitchell Dembowski commented that, “The play is a satirical take on society as a whole...it’s flaws and how we don’t always like to think about the hard and tough questions so we just float through life mindlessly.” The play is all about the perspective we take on the life we live. Partnered with the underlying meaning of the play, are the satirical, witty and comedic moments throughout so the audience member can catch their breath.
The cast have worked hard on the production. Senior, Evann Campbell said the most important aspect of the play is, “Teamwork. Working together and making sure we are holding each other accountable to knowing our lines, showing up on time, having all of our props together and just being able to lift each other’s energy when we’re feeling stressed.”
“Tales of the Lost Formicans” is opening on November 16 at 8 p.m. in the Arlene Mitchell Theater. Admission is $10 and $5 for students. The show will also perform on November 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.