CCHS Junior Writes and Directs “The Fancy Hat Family”

Tori Beck and Brenton Lucas rehearse an act from the play
Tori Beck and Brenton Lucas rehearse an act from the play "The Fancy Hat Family.” (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Anthony Monteleone is a junior at Campbell County High School and is proud to be directing an upcoming student play named “The Fancy Hat Family.”

The cover page of the play written by Anthony Monteleone titled "The Fancy Hat Family." (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)
The cover page of the play written by Anthony Monteleone titled “The Fancy Hat Family.” (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

This 45-page script is humorous, but also follows a plot that is meaningful, he said, focusing on a younger man who often converses with a ghost, Charlie, on forming a cult.

Monteleone was inspired to write this piece following the State Drama Competition. It took him about three months to complete before presenting the script to his theater class, where students raved about it, he said. Monteleone was approached about producing and directing the play, and he gladly accepted the offer.

Anthony Monteleone gives a briefing to his fellow students before starting the dress rehearsal. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)
Anthony Monteleone gives a briefing to his fellow students before starting the dress rehearsal. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

The play itself is estimated to last about 45 minutes and up to 125 people, per social distancing guidelines, will be able to see the play in person at Campbell County High School on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. It will also be available to watch virtually on YouTube following the live performances.

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