King’s-Edgehill School is proud to present Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic as this year’s Senior School play production.
“For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.” – Matt Cox, author of Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
From acting to backstage crew, we will be highlighting and introducing some of the students involved in our production as the weeks unfold. We will be interviewing students who are part of the cast and crew to share their thoughts on their responsibilities with the show, their experience with the performing arts, and the importance of arts in their everyday lives. We hope you will consider supporting this dedicated team of staff and students by attending this production which debuts April 20-22, 2023.
For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of our students who have put endless amounts of time and effort into the arts program at KES. This week are highlighting Sadie Junger ‘24 (Senior Play Communications Manager) and Lucas Martin ‘24 (Ernie Mac).
Sadie is from Nova Scotia, is in Grade 11, and is in her third year at KES. Last year, Sadie was an ensemble member of Heathers and a member of the marketing team and lighting technician for Clue. This year, Sadie was an ensemble and crew member of The Little Mermaid and has helped with marketing and prop design for Puffs, in addition to her role onstage. Outside of the theatre, Sadie is a leader of the KES debate team and has been known to leave a trail of origami birds wherever she goes. Sadie recommends that people experiment with the arts because they give people a way to express themselves in new ways. She is looking forward to seeing her peers onstage and thinks that being in the arts builds interpersonal connections, confidence, and quick-thinking skills.
Lucas is in his fifth year at KES, in Grade 11. He lived in Ontario and Texas, but currently lives in Lucasville, Nova Scotia. He has a long history with music and the KES debate team, and now he is joining the production of Puffs because he has many close friends involved in it and wanted to be part of a group which creates something fun for people to watch. He really enjoyed being in the sound booth for last year’s play (Clue) and decided to give acting a try. Lucas believes that everybody should try theatre, because if you love it, then you’ll want to do it again. He says that being part of a theatrical production lets him spend lots of time with friends, make new friends, and just generally have a lot of fun. He also credits the performing arts as helping with his public speaking skills, as it has helped him develop confidence. This year, Lucas will be seen onstage as Ernie Mac, who's “basically the best.”
Senior School Play Communications Manager