The Seaside High School drama department is gearing up to present its fall play, “Going for Broke,” by Michal Jacot, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Seaside High School Cafetorium.

After being part of the richest family in Boston, the adult Webb kids try to adjust to sudden poverty when crazy brother Elwood is given total control of their fortune.

The Webb kids don’t know how to be poor. They try everything, from renting rooms in the mansion to taking a job as a clown for children’s parties.

Their luck changes with the reappearance of their mother, whom they thought was dead; their cranky butler, Fenwick; and the surprise introduction of Fenwick Jr.

Junior is a boorish, obnoxious lout, but is also the sole heir to the Webb fortune. The exasperating family dynamics reach a fever pitch of high comedy as the kids try to retrieve “their” money.

Introducing seniors Frida Ruff, Lukas Jolly and Jacob Seibel, and sophomore Olivia Mayhugh, as the Webb siblings; senior Crystal Rouse as Mrs. Webb; sophomore Sophia Reynolds as Fenwick Jr; and a supporting cast of eccentric characters.

The play is directed and produced by Susan Baertlein and assisted by Ann Branson.

Performances of this comedic farce are Nov. 1 and 2, and Nov. 7, 8 and 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7.

Tickets are sold at the doors. Prices are $7 for adults; and $5 for senior citizens, veterans and active military, students with an ASB card, and children under 13.

“Going for Broke” is presented with permission of Eldridge Publishing Co.


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