by Wendy Gennaula | 7/30/09 • In Another’s Size, a play created and performed by the students of Stepping Stone Theatre’s year long training program with Joseph Scrimshaw, is an inventive interpretation of the age old battle of the High School Stereotypes. The framework of the story is simple: each teen (at John Hughes High!) knows their individual role in the social order. An incident in the cafeteria leaves them “Freaky Friday-ed” and chaos ensues. Like any good 80’s sitcom, they learn something about themselves in the process.
Because of the body swap, each young actor plays two different roles. The cast do an excellent job using their gestures, voices, and bodies to create clearly contrasting characters.
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The show is anchored by Brian Kelly, the only adult in the show, as the nameless, under-appreciated Lunch Lady. Think Julia Child, the Church Lady, and Professor McGonagall rolled into one funny person. (He also plays bit parts as the health teacher, gym teacher, and the choir teacher.) His catch phase “Did you? Did you?” has already entered our family lexicon.
This show is a great choice for 6-12 year olds who enjoy the Disney Channel/Nickelodeon tween sitcoms. I felt the show deserved a bigger audience-5:30 Thursday evening is a tough time to get to a family show. But there are still 4 shows left!
Wendy Gennaula is a singer and actress in the Twin Cities. She is the mother of two extraordinary Fringelings.
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