Killdeer students eager to put on show ‘Unfortunate Fortune Cookie’ on Monday

Anwyn Robinson has been a performer since she was a toddler. When she was seven, she started A&A Productions with her brother, Aeden, and did shows in Killdeer.

 

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Killdeer students rehearse for the one-act play “Unfortunate Fortune Cookie” at the gymnasium stage. The players include: from left, Anwyn Robinson, Tori Achter, Gabby Larimer, Sarah Rogers and Kailie Ryan. The play is part of the Dinner and Show in the gymnasium. (Submitted photo)

BY BRYAN GALLEGOS

Dunn County Herald

Anwyn Robinson has been a performer since she was a toddler. When she was seven, she started A&A Productions with her brother, Aeden, and did shows in Killdeer.

Of course, those shows were for her parents. Her stage was the couch in the family living room. And her brother, well, he was a one-year-old who sat on the couch and clapped.

“I had so much fun,” the 14-year-old Robinson said with a smile.

Fast-forward seven years and Robinson will be performing on stage at the Killdeer School gymnasium in the drama’s department’s production of “Unfortunate Fortune Cookies” on Monday.

“Unfortunate Fortune Cookies” is a one-act comedy that is part of the drama department’s Dinner-and-Show event.

Nearly 90 tickets were pre-sold for the event, said Nancy Hart, the show’s director. There will be about 10 tickets available at the door, she said, at a cost of $10 per ticket. If you want to attend the show and not have dinner, tickets will be available at the door for $5.

“I’ve always sort of liked acting,” said Robinson. “It’s like putting yourself in a different world. It’s like getting a book and putting yourself in it.”

Robinson plays “Emily,” the lead role in the play, which is about a slumber party of four seemingly close friends who have selfishness in them from the tops of their perfect hair-dos down to their extravagantly painted toenails.

The scene for the play is in Emily’s basement with four of her friends. Many activities are planned, open discussions about various topics common at slumber parties. Emily’s plan is to break up the relationships between her ex-boyfriend and her friend, Madison.

The eating of Chinese take-out comes with a few extra and very special fortune cookies.  They soon discover that these fortune cookies have the most unique properties:  The fortunes are real.

“It’s going to be fun,” said Tori Achter, 14, who plays “Madison”. “It’s nerve-wracking but exciting.”

The rest of the cast includes: Gabby Larimer, Sarah Rogers and Kailie Ryan.

The Dinner and Show is a fund raiser for the theater department, Hart said.


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