Abigail Yarrison ’24, Editor in Chief

Source: Pioneer Drama

Last weekend, Nov 11-13, Cue and Curtain, Immaculata’s theatre group, returned to the stage with their fall play The Entire Pilgrims’ Journey (in 40 minutes or less). This comedic children’s show parodied the Pilgrim’s voyage to the new world, the construction of Plymouth, and their first interactions with the Native Americans.

Performed by a cast of Pilgrims, sailors, explorers, and Native Americans, the show was a big hit. “I thought the show was very funny and a creative way to tell the story of the Pilgrim’s journey on the Mayflower,” said Lauren Kolenda ’24, who was in the audience on opening night.

Dr. Kelly Gebhardt, an adjunct faculty member in the music department of Immaculata, directed the show. Brought in just one week before auditions, she did not have much time to pull together the production. The cast and crew are grateful for all Gebhardt’s hard work. Her commitment and passion really helped bring the show to life onstage.

Cue and Curtain’s creativity allowed for hilarious moments. “My favorite part was when the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower with modern day items like laundry detergent and a TV,” laughed Kolenda. The audience laughed hardest when Squanto, performed by Gina Rufo ’24, carried on Ellie Loose ’23 dressed as a giant fish for the Thanksgiving feast! Loose also played the role of Captain Jones of the Mayflower.

“From a cast member’s perspective, this show was the perfect opportunity to show the Immaculata community that Cue and Curtain is back and better than ever! The entire cast and crew had an amazing time,” said Loose.

The cast and crew of The Entire Pilgrim’s Journey before closing night