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“The Last Gladiator” Opens Friday

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Newton Falls - The Newton Falls High School Drama Department will present the comedy “The Last Gladiator”, by Martin Follose, Friday and Saturday, November 19th & 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  The cost is $5.00 at the door.
The story takes place in ancient Rome, but you’ve never seen Rome like this before!  While the emperor is away at war with most of the men of the city, playful peasants fill the market place while the princess searches in vain for a husband.  If she can’t find a suitable match, her father has decreed she must marry the last gladiator standing in the upcoming games.  That’s the last thing this headstrong, intelligent feminist leader wants!  Greedy, power crazed Senator Altilis deviously schemes to get her out of the empire’s affairs by moving the day of the gladiator games up, burdening the princess with planning her dreaded wedding.
Meanwhile, peasant thieves Gladis, Minimus and Julia sneak into the royal palace disguised as handmaidens.  They are promptly caught, almost becoming lion food until the princess gets an idea.  If she trains the muscled Gladis to compete in the games, she can avoid marrying Brudis, the brainless brute favored to win.  But Minimus and Gladis’s plan to rig the games to save Gladis’s life blows up in their faces!  Find out who is left standing and who is sent packing in this side-splitting comedy.
The cast includes:  Donald Slater, Katie Davis, Devon Beckinger, Brad Dubos, Brooke Rogers, Blaire Thompson, Ashley Moore, Taylor Phelps, Rachael Rendessy, Rebecca Ferchaw, Chelsea Beaty, Amanda Davis, Samantha Mitchell, A.J. Navita, Chelsey Cochran, Andrew Ferguson, Stephanie Baringer, Michelle Miller, Ciara Ferry and Breanna McCrystal.  Stage manager for the production will be Jen Pugh.
Come and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment.

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