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Fort Lee Playhouse Presents The Boyfriend

Fort Lee Playhouse Presents The Boyfriend

By Kourtney Galvin

Fort Lee Playhouse presents The Boyfriend, Nov. 6th-21st. Showtimes are 8 pm for Saturday and 3 pm for Sunday performances.

The setting of the play is in the French Riviera. Polly is an English heiress who goes to the Mme. Dubonnet’s Finishing School and has no escort for the dance coming up. She falls in love with a delivery boy named Tony and to heed her fathers warning about fortune seekers, she posses as a working girl.

Miss Polly played by Emily Haswell, Tony Bruckhurst Polly’s “boyfriend,” is played by Chris Withers. One of our own students, senior Russell Slouffman, also has a lead role, Bobby. Russell Slouffman was hoping to get the role of Bobby.

“[I wanted to be Bobby because] he has his own dance, its called the Charleston and he has his own song to go with it with his girlfriend Macie,” Senior Russell Slouffman said.

Russell was also in the previous play Pippin with another PGHS student, senior Megan Tate. In this production they were both assumable members.

“It was just such a different type of show compared to what Prince George has ever done. […] Pippins music is amazing,” Tate said. “The play write is just such a different type of story and just draws you in, and the magic.”

There are 10 parts in the Boyfriend (five female and five male). There were over 20 people that auditioned for the roles in the play.

“I encourage all people that are interested in theatre to come and audition for Fort Lee,” Tate said. “Fort Lee is just amazing.”

Next auditions for the Lee Playhouse production of Same Time, Next Year are Jan. 3rd – 4th. If your interested and want more information you can call (804) 734- 6629 or look on the Lee Playhouse website:

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    Olivia TritschlerDec 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    This is pretty cool! I didn’t not know that Fort Lee holds a theater production or that anyone from Prince George made it! Good luck and I hope it goes well.

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    Tessa AllenNov 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I am glad that well known theatre kids from Prince George are getting the opportunity to show their talent outside of the school. I hope I can get to see one of the shows sometime.

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    rachel waymackNov 7, 2010 at 11:29 am

    This sounds like it would be an interesting play, with actors definitly worth seeing. It’s cool to know that our high school actors are able to preform with Fort Lee.

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    Madison GuidryNov 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I love how our school is willing to go outside of its plays. I think it is really cool that we have students performing at Fort Lee.

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    Carrie YoungNov 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

    *Russell 🙂

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    Carrie YoungNov 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I love Russel! Megan and Russel are both great actors (after seeing them perform here) and I wish I could have gone to see Pippin’. Fort Lee Playhouse usually puts on great shows, hopefully I will be able to go and watch The Boyfriend.

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    Jill FairchildNov 5, 2010 at 6:33 am

    This article is very informative. I’m definately interested in going to see this play for some good entertainment! A lot of work goes into the making of a play, so it needs appreciated!

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    Alex MartinezNov 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

    If the students from Prince George do well in the play and enjoy the experience, then maybe our own theatre company will perform a play like this in our school. Good luck to those involved with the play.

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    Haseena Abdur-RahmanNov 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I like the typical cliche storyline of the girl falling in love with a delivery boy named Tony. With a storyline like that, the suspense in the play relies on the ability of the actors, which will really broaden their range. The title of the play alone, in my opinion, seems like this performance will be hilarious and I’m looking forward to viewing this play.

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    Joshua KentNov 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I never knew Fort Lee had a play house, but I’m glad Prince Goerge High school students are getting invloved in the local community. I think this is gonna be a great play. Best of luck to Russell and his performance.

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    Raya GirardNov 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    We attended a play at Ft.Lee when we first moved to Disputanta. The playhouse is very nice. It seemed different than attending a play at a high school auditorium.The play I saw was the Pied Piper, it had a lot of kids in it. I thought all the actors and actress were wonderful. I would highly recommend seeing a play at the Ft. Lee.

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    Diana O.Nov 4, 2010 at 7:15 am

    This is an awesome article. Congratulations to Russell on getting the lead role. I am positive he will do great. I was not really all that aware of the Fort Lee Play House but now I may actually go watch it. I love how the article also elaborates for other actors to audition.

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    Trey CarterNov 4, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I am impressed to see the Fort Lee Play House producing these great works. It is entertaining, while also financially affordable. The plays are great, and they have unique story lines. Kudos to the Fort Lee Play House.