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Loyola Academy Presents “The K of D” Spring Play

Loyola Academy's Department of Performing Arts and Thespian Troupe #4729 performed “The K of D” on March 5–8. The K of D follows the fallout from a small-town urban legend called the “Kiss of Death.” The players consist of a motley crew of teens, five girlfriends who are all vapid, a vicious son that contrasts his gentle father, and the odd parents of a girl who simply stopped talking one day. One omniscient narrator crafts the dynamic of these characters as the show moves beyond explanations and anecdotes. It serves as a commentary to how we all process grief in different ways and asks the pivotal question: Where does storytelling end and truth begin?
“Developing these questions and themes has been one of my favorite parts of assisting in the direction of this show,” says student director Meghan Oeste ’22. “Being able to put my touch on this production and having the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented and hardworking cast and crew has been one of my most memorable experiences.”

Congratulations to the cast, crew and production staff!

The Girl — Catherine O’Connor*
Charlotte McGraw— Juliana Brun 
Quisp Drucker —  Ryan Margaret Lee* 
Becky Ray Voss — Nonie Sharp* 
Steffi Post —  Mia Rode* 
Brett Hoffman —  Casey Lyons* 
Trent Hoffman — Patrick Curran* 
Mrs. McGraw —  Katie Conway* 
Mr. McGraw —  Kameron Rojas-Schueneman* 
Jack Whistler — Griffin Snow* 
Johnny Whistler — Marshall Tenzer* 
Wanda — Grace Hiatt* 
Ruth — Malina Mandel 
Daisy Lou— Kate Mahoney* 
Clara — Chloe Molins 
Judith — Meghan Keefe* 
Shadow Puppeteers — Jack Anderson & Madeleine Snyder*

Construction & Paint — LA Theatre Arts Classes 

Costumes/Makeup — Megan Bradley, Eli Christensen, Katie Graham, Maria Haralampopoulos, Rachel Jalloway*, Erin Kollath, Maggie Kotowski, Maggie McNabb, Sara Morales, Ally Mulvey, Maggie Niego*, Grace Otte, Hannah Palmer, Phoebe Rosa, Molly Van*

Lights — Jilly Alfano, Isabella Lombardo, Kenny MacAskill 

Props— Megan Cassidy, Aria Conte, Mary Fischer*, Eileen Hein, Mary Katherine Kelley, Keira McCarthy, Audrey Smith

Production Staff 
Director —  Mr. James Yost 
Student Director —  Meghan Oeste
Technical Director — Ms. Sandra Smycz 
Assistant Technical Director —  Ms. Bernadette Raspante
Stage Manager —  Catherine Flannery*
Assistant Stage Managers —  Lily Scott* & Katelyn Boerke
Set Designer & Consultant —  Ms. Kristen Mackie
Assistant to Construction - Josie Zaker* 
Asst. to Costumes —  Mhairi Wardrop* & Emma Weatherhead*
Lighting Consultant —  Mr. Kurt Ottinger 
Assistant to Lighting —  Haley Bargo*, Olivia Cozzini, Grace Rode 
Sound Design —  Mr. James Yost 
Assistant to Sound — Hannah Sachs & Alex Brennan 
Graphic Design/Poster Design — Casey Lyons*

* Denotes Members of International Thespian Troupe 4729

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