A comedy called “Road Trippin” is the spring theater production at Metcalf Middle School in Burnsville.
Written and directed by teacher and drama director Steven Orth, the play follows the misguided misadventures of four teens who “borrow” mom’s car and take off into the night on an unplanned and unlimited road trip across the American West.
The cast is led by current Metcalf seventh graders Satta Kanu, Evan Wilkens, Jasmine Fasching and Aleana Jacobsen. Three Burnsville High School students are assisting with the production. They are Kiana Kalli as acting director, Emily Metzger as technical director, and Cassidy Fox as stage “mom.”
Orth provides this overview: “The question is which will happen first: will they run out of cash or drive each other crazy? And can the police detective assigned to the case get their parents to stop bickering long enough to track them down? Did I mention the overeager reporter who can’t seem to get her facts straight? Finding truly strange help along the way, the traveling foursome just might make it there — if they only knew where ‘there’ was.”
Performances are May 3-5 at 7 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on May 5. Tickets are $6 at the door, but can be purchased in advance for $5 through a cast or crew member, or in the Metcalf main office.
For more information, go to www.isd191.org/metcalfdramaexperience and check-out the “Road Trippin’” page. Metcalf Middle School is located at 2250 Diffley Road in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.