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The RMHS Drama Club Presents "The Insanity of Mary Girard"
February 16t at 2:00 and 7:00 and February 17th at 2:00
Tickets can be purchased online at ticketstage.com or at the box office. It is $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
All performances will feature a brief talk-back with the cast and crew not only about the show, but about being in the drama club!
The show is based on real people and real events that happened in the 1790s in Pennsylvania. The show follows Mary Girard who was unjustly kept in an insane asylum by her husband who had enough money and power to hold her there for life. A large part of the story is fictionalized by the appearance of a Greek chorus style of actors (furys) inspired by Mary’s thoughts. They narrate most the show and toy with Mary’s mind until she can finally understand her place in society.
Student Directed by Katherine Ferolito
Mary Girard- Erin McGovern
The Warder- Willy Downing
Mrs. Lum- Nina Lukens
Mr. Girard- Suvithan Rajadurai
Mr. Phillips- Nathan Rose
Polly Kenton- Courtney Driscoll
Mrs. Hatcher- Marielle Sabbag
Fury 1- Brianna Moran
Fury 2- Page Axelson
Fury 3- Amy O’Connell
Fury 4- Natalie Vinciguerra
Fury 5- Kathryn McCarthy
Attendants: Derrek Swindell, Andrew Downing, Leo Berman
Town Ensemble: Christine Mahoney, Julia Corbett, Melanie La, Violet Tacito
More About Reading Memorial High School
The first Reading Memorial High School was built on Oakland Road in 1957. The school was dedicated to Reading soldiers of WWII and Korea. A renovated RMHS opened in 2007.
A reflection area outside the school is in tribute to those who served and died while fighting for this country.
There are, on average, 87.8 teachers working at the school, and 97.9% are licensed in their teaching assignment. There are 315 classes in core academic areas.
Kevin Higginbottom is the school's principal.