RMA Drama Presents “Little Me”

Virginia Feagans, Co-Editor

Rocky Mount Academy’s spring high school musical for this year is Little Me, which was written by Neil Simon and is being directed by Mrs. Whitehurst. The show will open on Saturday, April 9th, at 7 pm and will close on Sunday, after a matinee at 2 pm and then another show that evening at 7 pm. 

This show is about a young woman’s (Paige Brown) journey to finding three attributes in order to be able to marry the man she loves, Nobel Eggleston (Seth Schenall), and is told to a reporter (Sarah Wiederhold) by the older version of herself (Virginia Feagans) while writing her autobiography. Starting off in the small town of Venezuela, Illinois, Belle travels all around the world in order to gain these attributes. As Belle searches for a way to win Nobel and makes many new friends and husbands along the way. A true rags to riches story, this musical is hilarious and is sure to keep you laughing the whole time. As described by Seth Schenall, “The best part about the show is the classical/historical humor and adding the songs with it makes it so much better.” 

Mrs. Whitehurst has done a truly amazing job directing this show and the cast appreciates everything she has done for them throughout the weeks they have spent rehearsing. Ezra Moore sums it up perfectly, saying “I love how she understands this comedy and guides us through it. It is very hard to get it right and I am so thankful we have her help because, thanks to her, this show is going to be FUNNY”, so a HUGE thank you and we love you!!

This cast is truly amazing and has worked so hard to be able to bring the best show possible to the stage. As wonderfully summed up by Mrs. Whitehurst, “Little Me is a comedy- a ridiculous silly comedy. If you like Mel brooks movies you’ll love this play. It’s almost cartoonish in its humor. It’s not meant to be any sort of statement about politics or life,  it’s just a really hilarious farce that makes fun of literally everything. Most of the cast plays many characters- the leading man played by Seth Schenall, was written to play seven different characters- that’s part of the humor- seeing him come back on stage barely disguised as these different people. It was very challenging for him, and he pulls it off beautifully. The whole cast does an amazing job. I’m extremely proud of them” 

This play was certainly one to remember for the RMA Drama department!