Sussex Tech students put on family-friendly comedy for fall theatre production

Left to right, Sussex Tech students Lauren Porter, Josh Hoffpauir and Sydney Gross rehearse a scene from “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors.” (Submitted photo)

GEORGETOWN – The family-friendly ensemble comedy “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors” will be the featured fall performance from Sussex Technical High School’s acclaimed drama program November 8-10.

Tickets are now on sale.

The play, written by Ian McWethy, follows a first-time director working to cast the leads to “Romeo and Juliet” the day before rehearsals begin, sorting through bad, really bad, and the absolute worst auditions to cast Romeo and Juliet.

The play features the largest fall play cast ever at Sussex Tech, with 20 members of the Drama Club taking the stage. It’s a fast-paced, single-act play with lots of laughs.

Shows are November 8, 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Sussex Technical High School.

Tickets – $10 for students and $12 for non-students – are available from teacher Anthony Natoli at

Checks can be made out to Sussex Technical High School.

The cast includes, from:

  • Dagsboro, junior Lauren Porter.
  • Laurel, senior Gershom Shadid, juniors Jessica Snead, Kha’lil Whaley, and freshman Sam Jones.
  • Lewes, seniors Hannah Wolk and Josh Hoffpauir.
  • Milford, senior Chase Albright.
  • Millsboro, senior Sydney Gross, junior Ansley Morrow, and freshman Jake Youse.
  • Ocean View, senior Madison Shifflett, junior Maria Cusimano, and freshman Kade Taulbee.
  • Rehoboth Beach, senior Jack Booth and junior Sophie Czerwinski.
  • Seaford, juniors Nadjina Boyle, Stella Wilson, and Alexa Griffith, and freshman Basil Cook.
  • Selbyville, senior Hannah LoRusso.
  • Paris, France, Victoria Chaudet, a foreign-exchange student.
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