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NUACS presents: 'Ask Any Girl'

November 6, 2011
Josh Moniz - Staff Writer , The Journal

NEW ULM - With the start of November and the coming approach of winter, it's time for a new New Ulm Area Catholic Schools in the Holy Trinity Covenant-Historic Holy Trinity Auditorium, formerly the Middle School Auditorium, from Nov. 12 -13

This year's production will be "Ask Any Girl," a 1950s comedy with plot elements similar to "My Fair Lady." The film revolves around a girl named Meg Wheeler, a young girl that leads a sheltered life in a small town who leaves for New York City at the age of 20. She hopes to find a successful job and man in the Big Apple.

She has a unique quirk of inventing plausible statistics whenever she wants to make a point, but runs into a play boy named Miles who calls her on them. She soon find that she's in love with Miles and enlists the help of her reserved brother Evan to help her try to catch him.

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Staff photo by Josh Moniz

Meg Wheeler (Stacy Eckstein) examines an irresistible perfume while Lisa (Anna Knowles) shares a secret with Miles Doughton (John Hayes).

Evan says that he's seen enough of his brother's conquests to know exactly what he wants in a girl. So, he sets out to remake Meg's look and personality in a manner similar to the film "My Fair Lady." But, during the training process, Evan find that he's falling in love with Meg as well.

The play is by Christopher Sergel, who adopted it from the a book written by Winifred Wolfe. A film of the play was made in 1959, starring Shirley McLaine.

Play director Anita Shikoski said they chose a semi-serious comedy for this year's performance because the school has produced musicals for the past four years.

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The New Ulm Area Catholic Schools are performing "Ask Any Girl," a 1950s comedy with similarities to "My Fair Lady." The play will be presented Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

The play will be performed in the Holy Trinity Covenant-Historic Holy Trinity Auditorium, formerly the Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students preK-12

Cast of Characters

Meg Wheeler - Stacy Eckstein

Mrs. Wheeler - Emily Miller

Mr. Wheeler - Derek Helget

Aunt Fern - Megan Guggisberg

Aunt Lettie - Emily Eckstrand

Ada - Peyton Lewis

Lisa - Anna Knowles

Ruby - Emily Schotzko

Heidi - Elizabeth Loetscher

Jeannie - Maria Reising

Terri - Emily Domeier

Vince - Kris Nguyen

Alvin - EJ Berdan

Miles Doughton- John Hayes

Evan Doughton - Alex Schotzko

Ellen - Anna Mohr

Jane - Megan Olson

Conductor's Voice - Daniel Hayes

Telephone Operator's Voice - Emily Lewandowski


Set Director - Scott Hogen

Costume Director- Jill Berdan

Stage Manager - Emily Steffl

Lights - Cameron Keller and Jack Wenner

Sound - Monica Illikman and Jennifer Meyer

Stage Crew - Annie Roufs

"We wanted to give the kids a chance to do something different this year. We also wanted to have one with more acting they could perform," said Shikoski.

On the production side, the actors will be perform in full 1950s-style costumes.

The community is invited to come and see this fun and wild comedy play.



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