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DTHS drama department performs a comedic, western parody

David Thompson High School presents “How the West Was Worn” on June 12.

On Tue., June 12, David Thompson High School will present “How the West Was Worn” by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus.

In this year’s production, the two sign painters and narrators (Baillie Burns and Kat Goldstrom) will be your guides showing you that things aren’t as black and white as you’d think in this hysterical spoof of melodrama caricatures.

With two villains (Macy Kotanko and Hailey Hainsworth) and their fiances (respectively, Taylor Harink and Amber Conway), working together and one of them putting on airs as a do-good sheriff, everything’s turned inside out and kind of crazy.

Double the bad guys means double the trouble, and our fashion designer heroine, Terry Robe (Kyra Henkelman) and Ward Robe, her father (Haley Houston), may lose their clothing shop unless someone comes to their rescue. Plus, with all the dastardly deeds happening, the town council (Jana Neukom, Taylor Johnson and Hunter Smith) may lose their chance at impressing the railroad tycoon (Eric Haberl) who wants to bring the tracks through Black Flatts. But who exactly is the real hero in town?

Could our deputy (Amy Szymanek) and sidekick (Carson Lethbridge) work to figure it out and set everything right?

With all these black hats, white hats, and plenty of colors in between, have fun figuring out just who is the bad guy, who’s a good guy, and who is a great, great man. After all, if clothes make the man, then there is some serious trouble in Black Flatts.

This year’s stagehands (Joe Walsh, Logan Thomson, Kylie Windo, Juanita Schmidt, Wylie Duncan, Jayce McMeekin and Alyssa Ahlstrom) also have been working especially hard for the past few months preparing costumes, set and props to enhance every element of the play.

The show will start at 7 p.m. and donations to the drama club will be accepted at the door.

If you have any questions please email: We look forward to seeing you at the show.