• 2005 •
I Ought To Be In Pictures
by Neil Simon
• • • Cast of Characters • • •(In Order of Appearance)
Stephanie – Charlotte DownesLibby Tucker – Shae Cooper *Herb Tucker – Connor Price• • • Staff • • •Directed by – Tim Schlegel & Jill PriceDesigned and Tech Direction – Chuck PriceStage Manager – Allison ShumanSound – Dane StyczynskiLights – Ben DirksCostumes & Props – Mary Lynn TedrickStage Crew – Jennifer Burken, Aaron Berogen, Brittney Cloyd, Ali Cox, Jamie Espinoza, Bill Friederich, Sarah Hubbard, Jenni Lee,Rebecca Milne, Abbie Petrosky, Lindsey Sturch,Kinzie Reines IHSA Sectional – 2nd Place* IHSA Drama All State Cast
From the description in the Samuel French catalogue:
Herb, a once successful Hollywood scriptwriter, is having a dry run and his confidence is shaken. He does have some consolation in his off and on sleep in relationship with Steffy, a movie makeup woman. Then suddenly he's confronted with his distant and almost forgotten past in the person of his teenage daughter, Libby, who's trekked to Hollywood from Brooklyn where Herb had simply up and left wife, daughter and son sixteen years earlier. Libby's extremely confident and articulate and she tells Herb she wants him to get her into "pictures". But actually she's going to try to salvage him and also find a bit of lost love along the way. How they pick up the pieces of a father daughter relationship is a poignant, tender and nevertheless very funny story. And they also discover a great deal about each other and about themselves.The 2005 SHS Contest Play production of "I Ought To Be In Pictures" placed 2nd at the Sectional Contest Play competition hosted at Sterling and was one of 12 schools to perform at the IHSA State Finals hosted at Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, IL.