September 2001
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Is There a Doctor in the House?
By: Karen B., Grade 12, Garden Valley Collegiate, Winkler, MB

Traditionally students at Garden Valley Collegiate (GVC) are given the opportunity to get involved in many extracurricular activities, including drama. This year selected students will be performing in Is There A Doctor In The House? "It's a very funny play!" Director, Miss Tesa Steinke exclaimed.

Lucy Canary, the major's daughter, is supposed to marry Otis Lackginger, the oldest man in town. However, Lucy has something to say about the matter. She's in love with Lester Goodbe, a town cowpoke, who doesn't qualify to be her husband according to Lucy's father. On the day of Lucy and Otis' scheduled wedding, Lucy mysteriously loses her voice. Miss Steinke was reluctant to reveal more details about the story other than that the rest of the play deals with "quack" doctors who are trying to heal Lucy's voice. What will happen to Lucy? Will she regain her voice? And what about Lester and Otis? GVC students will see for themselves in the GVC auditorium.

Tryouts for Is There A Doctor In The House? were held September 5-6. Fifty-five teenagers auditioned, but only thirty received roles in the drama. The first practice was held on the following Monday. "I think this will be a really great production," Steinke says. "The cast loved it!"

Performances will be held at 7:30p.m. October 26-27 with a 2:30p.m. matinee on October 28.