Saturday, August 01, 2009

Andrew Wood, Hope Gutierrez in comedy at Caddo Magnet High on Sat, Aug 1, at 2 pm and 7 pm

The comedy Jerry Finnegan's Sister, says Patti Reeves, is about Brian Dowd, who has spent the last 10 years of his life wrestling with an unrequited "something" for his best friend's sister, who happens to live next door. But each time he's spoken with Beth Finnegan for more than 30 seconds, he's ended up with his foot in his mouth. Now, Brian's time is about to run out: Jerry Finnegan's sister is getting married. The time has come for him to put up or shut up. What's he got to lose--except the love of his life! In a series of fast-moving, hysterically funny scenes, two actors play Brian and Beth from ages seven and six, through their adolescent and teen years, right up to the moment the play is happening, when they're both in their early 20s.

The production will star Andrew Wood, a recent graduate of Magnet who received a theatre scholarship to Centenary College, and Hope Gutierrez, who is on a full theatre scholarship at BPCC and will be graduating from there in the fall. Both actors, although young, have received multiple acting awards and have been active in the Shreveport Community Theatres. Hope has performed in every theatre in town. Andrew was the recipient of the SB Magazine Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Motel in Fiddler on the Roof.

The play is a fund-raiser to defray expenses for a Magnet drama appearance at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Aug, 2010.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 2 pm and at 7:00pm
Caddo Magnet High School's Performing Arts Center
1601 Viking Dr.


Anonymous said...

Going into the theater department at Centenary is clearly no longer an honor, so bless his heart. Remember when that place used to turn out people like Anne Gremillion, Jodie Glorioso,Lee Crook, Patric McWilliams, Logan Sledge, Youree McBride, Katie Hall,Phillip Brooks, Josh Porter, Charity Schubert. I dare you to name one theater student of reknown/merit since Robert Buseick left there.

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Anonymous said...

The above anonymous comment has no place here. It's just one more in a long line of bitchy, bitter swipes at Centenary for letting Bob Buseick and Patric McWilliams go a few years ago. This story was not even about Centenary, but casually mentioned that an actor goes there. It is a story about Caddo Magnet's production. For God's sake let it go.