Greendale — The high school theater department will present its fall production of "Get Smart" this weekend.
The comedy, based on the 1960s television show by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, follows two special agents as they protect the world from the criminal organization KAOS.
"I remembered enjoying the 'Get Smart' show and I was looking for something with that kind of slapstick humor," Theater Director Eric Christiansen said.
Christiansen wanted something lighthearted to offset last year's allegorical production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth," he said.
"(The students) are finding this play a little easier to understand," Christiansen said. "They're happy to do something with the same kind of humor they enjoy."
The cast comprises 22 students, many of them underclassmen, he said. Because the play was written for a larger cast, several actors will play multiple roles.
"This show is a fun spoof on spy movies," Christiansen said. "It's appropriate for everyone — students, adults and young children. This is a play you can just sit back and enjoy."
At a glance
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Greendale High School theater, 6801 Southway
COST: $5 for students, $8 for adults
TO PURCHASE: Tickets available before the performance.
MORE INFO: Call (414) 423-0110, Ext. 4191, or visit edlinesites.net/pages/greendale_high/theatre
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