Zimmerman’s conceptual one-act play shown to local audience

 

 

Carly Nelson as Winner. (Photos by Bruce Strand)

Carly Nelson as Winner. (Photos by Bruce Strand)

 

by Bruce Strand, Arts editor

Zimmerman High School’s one-act play “Of Winners, Losers, and Games” was presented Tuesday evening as a free performance for the public and as a tune-up for sub-section competition coming up Saturday.

Written by O.B. Rozell, this was a kind of morality play set “somewhere in the cosmos” with most of the characters named for concepts, starting with Winner (Carly Nelson), her husband Loser (Vince Snyder), and their children Peace and Patience (Alexis Larson and Aiden Estridge), Compassion (Heather Nagengast) and Love (Deanna Schultz). Also stirring things up are Hate and Anger (Andrea Ruether and Philene Bernies), Greed (Cassy Boucher) and War (Trista Miller).

Vince Snyder as Loser.

Vince Snyder as Loser.

xxx as Love, hugging her mother.

Deanna Schultz as Love, hugging her mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These actors projected their concepts with distinct costumes, attitudes and some good quips, leaving the audience intrigued and curious where it was going.

A young couple, Bob and Susan (Parker Sturlaugson and Marissa Luing), are hauled into this strange realm by cosmic judges Miss Redd (Alexa Muylaert) and Miss White (Keely DeYonge). After getting acquainted, uncomfortably, with all the concepts, Bob and Sue are sent by Winner back to their life, where they are in anguish over their deceased baby. Keeping score are Miss White, representing goodness, hoping the young couple will succeed, and Miss Redd (evil), hoping they will fail — bearing in mind Rozell’s theme that in every episode of life you either win or lose.

Zimmerman’s sub-section will be held Saturday at Duluth East High School.

xxx as Miss White (goodness) and Miss Redd (evil).

Keely DeYonge as Miss White (goodness) and Alexa Maylaert as Miss Redd (evil).

xxxx as Hate and Anger with xxxx as Greed.

Andrea Ruether and Philene Bernies as Hate and Anger and  Cassy Boucher as Greed.

Trista Miller as War.

Trista Miller as War.

xxx as Compassion, trying to console Bob (Parker Sturlaugson)

Heather Nagangast as Compassion, trying to console Bob (Parker Sturlaugson)

Parker Sturlaugson and Melissa Luing as Bob and Sue.

Parker Sturlaugson and Melissa Luing as Bob and Sue.

xxxx as Hope and Patience (with 70's hippies look) sitting with sibs Love and Compassion.

Alexis Larson and Aiden Estridge as Hope and Patience (with 70′s hippies look) sitting with sibs Love and Compassion.

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