Carroll High School Freedom Players has perform the play "Headin' For the Hills" on November 6 and 7 at 8 pm and November 8 at pm of 2015. The play was written by Le Roma Greth.
Cornelia Wellington Heister and her sister, Dorthea, are wealthy orphans whose only living relatives are a hillbilly family who run a general store in Lone Mule, Tennessee. Their father's will insists that the girls spend their summers in Lone Mule with their Uncle Cyrus Goolus or forfeit their share of the fortune. Being a bit spoiled and accustomed to luxuries, Cornelia in particular hates the arrangement and Uncle Cyrus is a miser who sees a chance to make himself some money. He decides to make life miserable for the girls so they'll run away and then he would inherit the entire fortune himself. In an avalanche of fun and laughter, he shows the girls the absolute worst of hillbilly living. They don't discourage easily, however, and Cornelia even finds herself the object of adoration of Slim Hawkenshaw and begins to realize that perhaps mountaineers are human beings after all and her own way of life isn't so superior. Luckily, Cornelia finds out about her Uncle's scam and decides two can play at that game! She and Dot pretend to go all out for the hillbilly life and even show Uncle Cyrus a thing or two.
A performance is built on a foundation of comradery, imagination, and hard work. With this in mind Toni Hemmert Weitz has dedicated her time towards helping students experience the reward of a strong foundation. Since the year 2000, Toni has been involved in the creation of various plays, musicals, dinner theaters, workshops, drama camps, and trips to NYC, Grand Rapids, and local theaters. Toni married Nicholas Weitz, a 1987 Carroll grad and they have 7 children, five of which are Carroll Drama Alumni.
Diane Walters, a 2004 Carroll High School graduate, played a munchkin her freshman year in Wizard of Oz and made her directorial debut as music director in the same show in 2012. An active performer, she maintains a full schedule as a soloist and collaborative musician. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Capital University in Columbus, OH and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Professional Studies Diploma from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Jack is also a Carroll grad and worked with Mrs. Stucke and the original freedom players. Jack and his wife, Patricia Glaser (class of 72) have sent two children through Carroll. Jack supervises the stage crew as Technical Director. He was instrumental in acquiring funding from Drama Alumni to replace the light board, stage lights, sound equipment and stage curtains. Jack also acquired recycled Grand Rapids, MI, theater equipment for the Drama Department.