The Indiana Junior High School Drama Club is bringing back the Middle Ages with “The Canterbury Tales, or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus,” Chaucer’s literary masterpiece that revolutionized English literature — with a good helping of Monty Python-style humor to create a hysterical, screwball comedy.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at the junior high school auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door for $4, with a set of four available for $15.
The audience will meet many of the pilgrims whose tales are most likely to be remembered from English class, including the Knight (Logan Marshall), the Parson (Jaiden Myers), the Pardoner (Nick Carretti), the Nun’s Priest (Johnny Trevorrow), the Cook (Grace Bowersox) and the Friar (Jaiden Myers).
Of course, The Canterbury Tales wouldn’t be complete without the Wife of Bath (Fiona McQuaide), who is now an expert on husband training and sells self-help DVDs!
The Miller (Luc Fields), too, makes an appearance, though nobody wants to hear anything he has to say!
Game show host Alex of Trebek (Johnny Trevorrow) and talk show host King Larry (Tristan Redinger) contribute a huge dose of additional irreverent fun, as do Geoffrey Chaucer (Joey Baunoch) himself, Harry Bailey (Connor Rohlf) and his wife (Gabi Young), the Stage Manager (Lizzy Villa) and the Sign Changer (Maizie Baunoch).
Other cast members include Summer Adams, Ethan Coleman, India Cooper, Abbie DeSalvo, Mashayla Dlugos, Xavi Ferguson, Ella Fleming, Lilli Fleming, Andrew Grim, Isabella Grim, Sean Kelly, Landen LaBare, Jacob Snyder, McKenna McMasters, Meah Myers, Emma Runge, Delia Salser, Jacob Snyder, Landon Spaid and Alliyah Webb.