Ransom Requested For Missing High School Teacher

Posted on Friday November 14, 2014

An English teacher has gone missing from Preston School, and the Renfrew Collegiate Institute Drama Club has something to do about it.

The play, “The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower” by Laurie Bryant and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, is a production that will be performed on November 19th to November 21st at 7 PM starring RCI’s finest performers. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased ahead of time at RCI’s main office or at the gym door the day of the production.

Miss Elverna Dower, an annoying English teacher is being held for ransom by two students, Casey Matthews, portrayed by Michaela Turcotte and Tim Stack, portrayed by Jacob Johnston. The two students hold their teacher ransom because they do not want to write their English test. However, when they try to give her back for ransom, nobody wants her.

“[The play] pokes fun at anybody involved in education,” said Debbie Sutherland, RCI teacher and the director of the play. The play pokes fun at kids not wanting to do work and teachers being picky about everything. The play is a full length comedy.

The star characters are Casey Matthews (Michaela Turcotte), an unmotivated-but-bright female student; Tim Stack (Jacob Johnston), bright and eccentric; Principal Donnelly (Rachelle Fortier), a former student at Preston School, on first full year as principal at Preston; and Mr. Hamilton (John Bossy), the sarcastic assistant principal who resents Principal Donnelly.

None of the teachers want Miss Dower back, and that’s the funny part. Would you pay a ransom to get your teacher back?

Writer: Kordell Walsh