SE to enter The Teen Age in one-act play competition


Sibley East’s one act play is taking the students back to school, in the 1980s.

Sibley East will be presenting The Teen Age by Molly Bass in subsection competition Saturday at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School at 2 p.m. A public performance will be given Monday at 8 p.m. in Arlington, immediately following the Arlington Elementary Band Concert at 7 p.m. The play is 35 minutes in length.

The cast includes Beth Wroge as Rose, Kaelea Rovinsky as Lena, Leea Reyes as Priscilla, Michael Storm as Travis, Michael Asmus as Eric, and Anthony Pomplun as Franklin.

Crew members are April Foley, student director; Jenn Latchman and Aimee Bruss.

Sibley East teacher Patricia ZumBerge, who is a 1980 graduate of Arlington-Green Isle High School, is serving as the director.

What are some of the issues facing the students in the play? Remember when you tried to muster up the courage to say “Hi!” to someone you had a crush on and became tongue-tied? How about when you counted down the days to the social event of the year, only to discover that was the very day the largest zit made its debut on your face? Or maybe the time when the score was tied and the whole team, school, and town were counting on you to make that winning score, and you not only missed, but you ended up kissing the floor?

The Teen Age is a hysterical parody of some of the issues faced by teenagers in the 1980s.

“The students are talented and doing a fabulous job of developing their characters!” ZumBerge said. “Even after countless rehearsals, I still laugh out loud at the funny scenes.”