For those who ventured back to Harrison Friday or Saturday to see the annual fall play, you were
sure to be pleased by the talents of your fellow Raiders.
This year the Harrison High School Theatre presented Annie Play Will Do by Scott Haan, directed
by Julie Doan with assistant director Neil Radtke.
The play centers on the miscommunication between a drama teacher and the principal, leading
to the drama teacher having one day to cast, stage, and perform the school play.
The teacher, magnificently portrayed by sophomore Mary Dewell, leaves this overwhelming task
to two students, and chaos ensues.
The two students, played by sophomore Sam Haston and senior Josie Luptak, were a force to be
Their energy, as well as the rest of the cast, immersed the audience into the pandemonium of
Not all of the actors on stage were experienced thespians.
Jackson Olvera-Rowland, a senior at HHS, played Bob, an amateur acting student in Annie Play
You could hear laughs in the crowd as Olvera-Rowland’s character later had to dress up as a
little orphan girl.
“I have minimal experience but I had a lot of fun,” said Olvera-Rowland. “But I do wish I had a
Omar Almakki, a junior at HHS, played Larry in this year’s play, and has much experience in
theatre having been in last year’s fall play, Game Show.
Almakki has recently played a part in Civic Theatre’s The Tempest, along with several other Civic
“I want to thank Julie, our director, and all of our cast and crew for doing an amazing job,” said
The long rehearsals paid off for this group of Raiders, as they brought together a successful