Be careful before you accept any locally made meat pies: the murderous Demon Barber of Fleet Street and baker Mrs. Lovett are coming to the Unionville High School auditorium. The high school's May Play Society is presenting the Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd" at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Admission is free.
Mary Paxton-Boeni, the show's costume director, filled me in on the May Play Society's history. It was formed in 2008 when then-freshman Domingo Mancuello gathered a group of friends to put on "An Evening of Monty Python," a show directed, produced, funded, and performed entirely by students. Since 2008 UHS Spanish teacher Julie Hawkes (and Domingo’s mother) has served as the faculty sponsor for the group. Each year a senior assumes the role of director/producer, and this year it is David DeMarco.
(Domingo went on to study, direct, and perform at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is now working with the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster.)