City Academy 


December 14, 2018

The City Academy’s Student learning Extension (CAStLE) program will present Phillip King’s classic farce, “See How They Run,” Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium at 555 E. 200 S. in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

“See How They Run” is set in the idyllic village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, England during the 1940s. It’s World War II, and the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the annual Christmas Festival. Meanwhile, resident spinster, Miss Skillon, becomes convinced that her beloved Vicar’s actress wife is having an affair and attempts to expose her. Add an escaped Russian prisoner of war, a handsome actor, the American bishop of Lax, a visiting minister and some bumbling soldiers and hilarious confusion and mayhem result.

Samuel French, a major publisher of plays, says about this classic farce, “So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a footrace.”

City Academy faculty member, Gaby Saxton, who serves as director of the play, said she chose this show because she supports a well-rounded theater program. Over the past three years CAStLE has produced several musicals including the world premiere of “Hoodwinked,” along with musical revues, a melodrama, and several Shakespeare shows. Saxton added, “It was time to do a traditional play. It also helps that my students are very talented when it comes to comedy.”

The play stars senior Kaya Jones as Penelope Toop, sophomores Kyler Denton as Clive Winton, Zachary Miller as Vicar Toop, and MaKenna Conners as Ida, and eighth graders Biella Cordall as Ms. Skillon, Dakota Hymas as the bishop of Lax, and Eleanor Scoville as Reverend Arthur Humphrey. Other cast members in this seventh through 12th grade production include Dakota Husband, Sarah Kremer, Keira Miller, Ketty Miller, Andrew Harris and Gabriel Hurd.