MORT: The Upper School Fall Production

Oct 17, 2014 | Fine Arts, slider, Upper School News

Mort sliderPresented on:

Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.


Mort, written by Terry Pratchett and adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, is this season’s mainstage opener for the MVALLSTARS, Mount Vernon’s Upper School theatre troupe, under the direction of Clark Taylor. Production is in full swing and with only a few weeks to go, you don’t want to miss this All-star production!

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk. Along the way, Mort encounters not only Death’s adopted daughter, Ysabell–who has been 16 for 35 years–and his mysterious manservant Albert–whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces–but also an incompetent wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead princess. He also, of course, meets Death.
On Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Death really is a 7-foot skeleton in a black hooded robe, wielding a scythe. He is also fond of cats, enjoys a good curry, and rides around the skies on a magnificent white horse called Binky. Stephen Briggs has been involved in amateur dramatics for over 25 years and Sir Terry’s only playwright adaptor of all his Discworld novels.
Senior Actors: Savannah Rettig and Stacey She
Junior Actors: Timmy DeShay and Akim Abdivyeh
Sophomore Actors: Anya Smith-Roman, Sam Lovejoy, Michael McConnell, Solomon Simmons
Freshman Actors: Anna Jarrell
Student tech and crew: Juniors Makenzie Cartwright, Jackson Dalton and Joshua Eastwood.
Also, on the production team is our resident artist, Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy, who will be trodding the boards as DEATH, voiced by Performing Arts teacher, Clark Taylor. Also onstage will be two faculty appearances by Dr. Tom Rounds and Zach Strother, each turning in stellar comic performances you don’t want to miss!