The satirical comedy with a political message takes center stage this weekend when the drama department at Maryville High School presents “The Mouse That Roared.” The play will be at 7 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Maryville High School auditorium, 825 Lawrence Ave.
The play, from a 1955 novel by Leonard Wibberley, is set in the imaginary European country called Duchy of Grand Fenwick. The tiny country is a wine-making country and the entire income of the country is based on selling their wine. When the United States makes a knock-off wine that almost puts them out of business, the political leaders of Duchy decided the only solution to their economic woes is to attack the United States, go to war with them, lose the war and accept their foreign aide.
The country is ruled by 22-year-old Duchess Gloriana, whose declaration of war is considered a “prank,” so she decides to escalate the war. Tully Bascomb, who is in charge of the country’s army of bowmen, upsets everyone’s plans when he moves ahead with his plan and wins the war!
Tickets for “The Mouse That Roared” tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children under age 5 are admitted free.
For more information on tickets, contact Leslie Capozzoli at 865-982-1132.