“Father of the Bride” arrives this week

From Issue 9

This year, Jackson Prep’s spring play is Father of the Bride and is directed by Mr. Kenneth McDade. As well as directing the spring play, Mr. McDade has also directed the school’s One Act competition show, along with teaching Drama I, Drama II, and Film. 

Father of the Bride is a comedy about the chaotic planning of a wedding and a family that has to deal with the trials and tribulations of what they want to do versus what the bride thinks is right. Amanda Roberts, a senior playing the role of Kay (the brid

Cast prepares for mic check during rehearsal.

e), says, “I’m so excited to be a part of a show with such a talented group of people. We have all been working really hard through a lot of turmoil, but we always come out on top together.” 

The cast has been preparing for the show since early March, and they have had a lot of great parents helping with set builds, props, and costuming. The setting is the Banks’ residence in the 1950s, and its two stories marks it as it one of the biggest sets that the Prep plays have ever encountered. Both the students and the parents have been hard at work and are excited to see it come together. Sophomore Alex Roberson, who plays the father, says, “The show has been a blast. We’ve been working really hard, and I think it has definitely paid off.”  The show’s performance dates are April 27th at 2:00 and 7:00 as well as April 29th at 7:00, and tickets can be bought at the box office online at www.jacksonprep.org, or at the door on the performance dates.