November 4, 2013

MASON, OH – Mars Hill Academy Junior High thespians will make their stage debut with Leave it to Psmith, a British “whodunnit” comedy with enough twists, turns and misadventure to entertain the entire family. The show runs Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Mars Hill Academy’s St. Andrews Hall, 4230 Aero Drive in Mason.

“Our junior high performers are having a great time preparing for this show,” shares Peter Cunningham, MHA teacher and Leave it to Psmith director. “The show has all the hallmarks of Wodehouse’s impeccable humor, and the students are enjoying performing British humor at its finest.”

The twists begin with Freddie Threepwood and Phyllis Jackson, young lovers who can’t get married until Freddie comes up with 5,000 British pounds. Enter debonair young Englishman Psmith, who has decided to support himself by doing anything that he is hired to do. Freddie hires Psmith to hatch a plot to leverage the famous Doleworthy Diamonds. Enter Eve, Lord Middlewick, McTodd, Ms. Peavey and Cootes – two of whom are trying to steal the diamonds at the same time – and you have an evening of sidesplitting fun!

Tickets are $5 each, with a family maximum of $20 per night. Tickets may be purchased through the Mars Hill Academy school office at (513) 770-3223. Visit the “Special Events” section of the MHA website for more information (www.marshill.edu).

Photo: The Mars Hill Academy Jr. High cast of "Leave It to PSmith"