KEYSER - What do a privileged teen, an emo girl, a wolf-girl and a half cat-half boy have in common?

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - What do a privileged teen, an emo girl, a wolf-girl and a half cat-half boy have in common?
The answer can be found in “Fluff!,” the little play which was written and produced by the participants of the first Summer Theatre Workshop at The Indie on Main in downtown Keyser.
“Fluff!” tells the imaginative story of four teens who would never, ever willingly dare to cross over into each other’s world but who find themselves forced to work together on a school project.
The task is to come up with an idea for a business and present that idea - and a finished product - to class.
The process the four teens go through to complete that task will have the audience chuckling at the characterizations the four actors present.
There’s Sabrina, the spoiled rotten Daddy’s girl who is used to having everything done for her, and Cameron, the emo girl who surrounds herself with, shall we say, some very unusual friends - a girl who claims she’s part wolf and a boy who says he’s part cat.
Director and Indie owner Stephen Settimi said the four young actors developed the characters first, then built the play around them. Some of it is scripted but a lot of room is left for improvisation, so “every time they do it, it’s fresh.”
I found myself chuckling quite a bit at each of their characters and how they interact with one another. With the exception of the anthropomorphic wolf and cat characters, I could quite easily imagine running across a Sabrina or Cameron in any high school in America.
As for the wolf girl and cat boy, I can’t say that they would be easy to find in a crowd of high schoolers, but it did make me remember a kid I knew many, many years ago who, no matter what role-playing game we youngsters wanted to play, would always be the dog.
Any way, as the four work together to come up with a project (or as the three work together and Sabrina goes shopping), they discover a rather unusual - and free - material to make the sweaters they chose as their product.
I don’t want to give it away so I’ll just say that’s where they got the name “Fluff.”
I was really impressed with the four young actors, and I think you will be too. Their names are Kiersten Swaney, Adalyssa Courtney, Andrey Rogers and Joe Rogers.
“Fluff!” will be presented Saturday at 6:30 p.m, and Sunday at 3 p.m, at the Indie, 15 N. Main St., Keyser.
Tickets are $6 at the door.