Is There a Comic in the House?


The St. Mary’s High School Performing Arts Department will present Billy St. John’s Is There a Comic in the House? as this year’s fall play.  The play will be presented Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the St. Mary’s Auditorium, 142 Laverack Ave., in Lancaster.

Seven wildly funny comedians live in Shotzie Starr’s boarding house. The only “normal” resident is Shotzie’s granddaughter whose pizza delivering boyfriend is – you guessed it – an aspiring comedian. The action at Shotzie’s becomes manic when bumbling kidnappers crash their van and take refuge there with their victim, a haughty socialite, in tow. Police surround the house and the unrestrainable comics are suddenly in the proximity of reporters’ TV cameras. All hilarity breaks loose, on stage and in the audience!

Tickets are $5 each - General seating.

For tickets, call the school at (716) 683-4824 or contact Mr. Kidder at

Cast List

Deliah .... Kylie Wagner
Phil .... Krystian Krzyzston
Terri .... Vincenza LaMagna
Howard .... Jacob Fay
Gloria .... Anna Heerdt
Ed .... Matthew MacDonald
Shotzie .... Julia Hartloff
Zack .... Joe Flading
Melora .... Kerry Sullivan
Huey .... Joshua Weiss
Louise .... Maya Zelazny
Dewey .... Scott Brown
Pepper .... Brianna Propis
Chaz .... Kofi Osei
Melissa .... Kristi Smith
Alison .... Julia Soluri
Student Director & Understudy ... Madeline Benzer

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