Kamiakin High's final play of the school year also will be the school's drama teacher's final production.
Candy Olsen has been teaching in the Kennewick School District for almost 40 years. She plans to retire at the end of this school year.
But before that happens, her drama students, under the guidance of her director husband Rex Olsen, will present the comedy See How They Run, which takes place in an English vicarage where there are all sorts of shenanigans going on involving two Americans, a cockney maid, an old woman and an intruder.
"I first heard about this play from our band director Keith Russell, who had seen it performed on his vacation three years ago," Candy Olsen said. "I read the script and loved it. Then I waited for the acting pool to show up (because) we were looking for the right people for the parts, and I think we've cast them."
Dion Warren and Taryn Meacham play American actors Clive and Penelope. Lauryn Meacham plays the maid Ida and Abby Tomlinson plays the old maid Miss Skillon. Also featured are Kellen McIntyre, Tanner Knight, Hunter Spurlock, Britt Henderson and Kyle Davis.
Rex Olsen said one of his biggest challenges in directing the play was putting up part of the set.
"Mostly the doors and stairs for blocking and re-action in blocking," he said. "And then having to take it down at least once a week for other things that have come into use for the stage."
Another challenge he has had is to inspire his student actors to say a line just like an actor did from a 1950s or 1960s movie, such as a voice like James Cagney, Boris Karloff, Marilyn Monroe or the Marx Brothers.
"They don't even know who they are and ask how they act," he said. "I guess that's just showing my age."
His wife said See How They Run is the 44th play the school has presented during the last 15 years. She did not know who would be taking over the class for next year's play season.
Showtime is 7 p.m. March 15-16 and 2 p.m. March 17.
Admission to the play is $8 adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door.