Indian Creek High School students will present their fall play this weekend.
“Desperate Ambrose,” will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Indian Creek Middle School, 801 S. Indian Creek Drive, Trafalgar.
Director Doug McKinley tells you what you need to know.
» How many students are involved?
Twelve actors and five technical crew.
» How much are tickets?
$7 in advance. $10 at the door
» Why did you choose this show?
It is a light funny show. We have done heavy dramas (“Twelve Angry Jurors” and “The Diary of Anne Frank”) the last two years and we need something a little less serious.
» What is your favorite scene to direct?
The whole show is funny from start to end. It is a little on the slap stick side. It has been fun watching the students develop their characters. It has been fun watching them let go and become these not-so-usual character roles.
» Why should families come?
This is a very funny show that will be appropriate for all age groups. There are many twist and turns.
» How have students been preparing for their roles?
We have been watching a lot of old cartoons and the “Three Stooges.” We are experimenting with character voices and trying to perform outside the box.
» How are you marketing the show?
We market the show through word of mouth, school calendar and help from local businesses displaying our posters.
» What do you want people to get from the show?
Hopefully people coming to this show will just have a night of fun, a night out were they can forget reality and just enjoy a group of students having fun and entertaining their audience.
» What is the show about?
It all started when Ambrose Groves and Bert Miller, a couple of would-be vaudeville comedians, were crossing the desert and got booted off the train because someone stole their tickets and all of their money. After trudging across the desert for a couple of days, they blow into Dead Man’s Gulch, where everybody fights everybody and blood flows like Old Faithful.
Now it just so happens that Homer The Kid and his pal, Gun Smoke Carter, the two hardest-shooting, hardest-riding cowboys are expected to breeze into town that day to quell the shooting. So when Ambrose and Bert hobble in, they are mistaken for the West’s most fearless cowpunchers. Ambrose is taken for the hero, Homer The Kid. Bungling Ambrose winds up doing everything opposite from the cowpuncher’s union.