The New Ulm middle school presents… Saga of the Golden Horseshoe
The New Ulm Middle School would like to invite ya’ll to a wisecracking, slapstick western spoof called Saga of the Golden Horseshoe.
The play will be performed at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. on April 13 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 14. The cast is comprised of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from the middle school.
The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students. If you have an activity pass, there is no expense.
Holly Kaderlik, director of the play and New Ulm Middle School music teacher, said that the play should be a lot of fun for the public to see.
“I would describe this play as very family friendly and fun,” Kaderlik said. “The students are having a wonderful time with the over-the-top comedy and the accents are very fun.”
This will be the third play overall Kaderlik has directed and her second at the middle school.
The play first introduces you to the average american (as he proclaims) Clem Chowder of Skunk County. Chowder finds himself chased by lovesick women, greedy bankers and a sheriff who’s ready to string him up.
Chowder, however, just wants to catch horse thieves and he plans to do so by dressing up two of his co-workers as a horse and the sheriff as a woman. Needless to say, his plan doesn’t turn out the best.
While answering a lot of different questions about his wardrobe, the sheriff has his own horse stolen! The play features a large assortment of oddball characters, and this rowdy farce should have you slapping your knee aplenty.
London Watson, who plays the lead role of Clem, said that it’s his second play with the middle school and that he’s excited about the entire experience.
“I’m just excited about everything,” Watson said. “Performing it is just really fun and there’s nothing about this not to be excited about.”
Kaderlik said that she chose this play because it’s easy to enjoy and is very funny. She said she’s still amused by the same jokes she has been exposed to for the last three months because her students bring the show to life.
“The students have risen to the challenge of a style of play that is a bit foreign to them,” Kaderlik said. “I want to say to the community that you will not be sorry for checking out our show. We have amazingly talented students that shine in all aspects of our school. Theatre and drama is just another facet for the students to show there talents.”
Watson added that each character has their own unique aspect.
“It’s a pretty funny story,” Watson said. “The characters are all interesting themselves.”
These students have met every challenge Kaderlik has thrown their way, so make sure to show up and watch these students horse around while entertaining in the process.
Clem Chowder – London Watson
Philly Parsnip – Anne Howard
Ma Chowder – Siiri Rakowski
Buck Teef – Jacob Martinka
Madam Roseola – Neveah Ubl
Sheriff Slidell – Braydon Hoffmann
Mary Lou Marmalade – Natalie Yackley
Annie – Karlee Stocker
Midas Overbarril – Graham Wilkins
Susannah – Alex Vigil
Clovis – Faith Siegfried
Purdy – Jade Moellenhoft
Sara – Madison Guggisberg
Sheldon – Tallak Rakowski
Miller – Aiden Bastian
Webb – Jayce Siefert
Polly Wallie – Makenna Hazen
BlackJack Gulch – Vincente Munoz
Mavis – Josie Ringhoffer
Ruthie – Makiah Otto
Marshall Penny – Bryer Hoffman
Pappy Parsnip – Darien Jones