JHStheaterarts Mission Statement

The Jenkintown High School Theater Arts Program is dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of the Jenkintown High School student body and providing a safe and creative environment where the artists can cultivate their craft within a supportive and caring community.

"Play On!" 2017 Spring Comedy

Play On!

Time Period - Present Day, Victorian (British and American)
Settings Of Play - The Stage of a Community Theatre.

Interior Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period CostumesT

"This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. 

Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. 

When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter."


3m, 7f


Non-Traditional casting
AGGIE MANVILLE - a stage manager and prompter.
GERALDINE "GERRY" DUNBAR - a community theatre director. 
HENRY BENISH ("Lord Dudley") - a Character Actor.
POLLY BENISH ("Lady Margaret") - a Character Actress. 
MARLA "SMITTY" SMITH ("Doris the maid") - a supporting player.
SAUL WATSON ("Doctor Rex Forbes") - a Villain.
BILLY CAREWE ("Stephen Sellers") -a Juvenile. 
VIOLET IMBRY ("Diana Lassiter") - an Ingenue. 
LOUISE PEARY - a sound-and-lighting-and-scenic technician. 
PHYLLIS MONTAGUE - a novice playwright in the community.

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