SKITS play entertains 350 over weekend

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
SKITS cast of 23 entertained 350 people the weekend of Nov. 3-5 in Shell Knob for their Brothers Grim Spectactulathon performance. Contributed photo

Cast of 23 bring characters, fairytales, to life

SKITS entertained 350 people the weekend of Nov. 3-5 in Shell Knob for its three-date fall play performances.

The Brothers Grimm Spectactulathon played to a full auditorium each performance. Featuring Grimms' fairy tales, some that are well known, and others that havenít made it to the big screen, the cast of 23 brought them all to life with a descriptive stage set, brilliant costumes, supporting props and comedic lines.

Some props were created by industry icon Bruce Holt, from Cassville, who works with Comic Con. The three-foot pick ax and fork used by the dwarfs, the Enchantress crown, and Devilís helmet and horns were lightweight, yet gave the appearance of heavy metals. Faith Schulte, a drama student from Missouri State University, brought characters alive with latex noses, dramatic face painting and cosmetics. Other realistic and comedic props were created by the cast, their friends and family members.

The production took hundreds of volunteer hours. However, creative costuming and long rehearsal hours paid off for the cast and crew when the curtain opened and began with laughter from the audience. One comment heard from a guest ó "I laughed so hard my face hurt!"

SKITS was featured on KY3/KSPR News with cast interviews and live snippets from play performances on Nov. 5 and 6. The cast was thrilled to enjoy the exposure, and hopes that it attracts more playgoers, actors, wanna-be actors, support crew and volunteers.

Auditions for next spring's play will take place in early 2018.

For more information, visit www.shellknobspotlight.com, or their Facebook page: SKITS Community Theater.