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1991 - 1992

Star Players this year. It took two shots but we got the bulk of them. row 1: Julie McAfee, Jeni Wood, Katie Meyer, Russ Fortmeyer, Lori Kuster row 2: Kelly Springstead, Matt Payne, Mr. Orr, Lonnie Lopez, Sara Wall, row 3: Heath Bates, Kayla Duerr, Spencer Orr, Darren Buckey. 

In this one we add Shawna Simpson, Shawn Wilson, Alene Williams, Amy Bailey, Keri Kelley.

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Lawrence Orr, Star Players director and club advisor, with son Spencer, in the classroom.

Arthur Miller's
The Crucible


1991 started with a solid cast of actors, both seasoned and newcomers. Our production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible featured Shawn Wilson as Reverend Parris and Amy Bailey as Abigail Williams. Also pictured is Joy Olmstead as Mercy Lewis and Jake Thoene as Marshal Willard.

Mr. Orr gives instructions to assembled students.

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Let the auditions begin!

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Auditioners Jim Beard and Karen Hoose

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Thomas Hammersly receives audition direction from Mr. Orr.

Jennifer Proctor and Shawn Wilson read for Tituba and Parris, respectively.

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Jeniffer Wood reads for Ann Putnam.

The final cast:

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A serious cast for a serious play.

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The Production Staff...

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Crew members here pictured are Lori Kuster, Julie McAfee, Katie Meyer, Heath Bates, and Alan Burton

About Dress Rehearsals

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Chris Cowell, as John Proctor, roughly handles Abigail Williams, played by Amy Bailey.


Darren Buckey (Danforth), Reed Lovan (Hathorne), Shawn Wilson (Parris), David Coker (Francis Nurse) during the trial scene.

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Mr. Orr gives staging direction for a complicated scene change. Crew member Julie McAfee, and actors Chris Cowell, and Darren Buckey, take note.

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John Proctor (Chris Cowell) is confronted with his past by wife Elizabeth (Alene Williams).

Giles Corey (Jim Beard) vehemently reacts to events at trial as Marshal Willard (Jake Thoene) stands by.


Tituba (Jennifer Proctor) is consoled by Reverend Hale (Russ Fortmeyer).

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Keri Kelley, her face aged to play Sarah Good, in the wings before her next entrance.

"And another thing...!"
Katie Meyer, technician, keeps her composure as tension builds, Shanna Simpson (Susanna Walcott) looks on.

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Hathorn (Reed Lovan) pleads with John (Chris Cowell) to see things the establishment way. Elizabeth (Alene Williams, NSP Best Actress 1992) understands.

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Program notes about the cast.

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Backstage affairs...


Former "gangsters" Shawn Wilson and Chris Cowell remain fast friends from play to play.


Lonnie Lopez applies makeup in the mirror.


Stage Manager Lori Kuster has just heard about the record-breaking house attendance.


Costumer Roxanne Campbell repairs Cheever's (Mitch Hukill) shirt sleeve.

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A Less serious pose from some cast members, including:
Keri Kelley, Lonnie Lopez, Shanna Simpson, Mitch Hukill, Jim Beard, Spencer Orr, and
David Coker. 

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Shakespeare Festival '91
Much Ado About Nothing

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October of 1991 was the Star Players' return to the local Shakespeare Festival. Our version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing was recognized for our ensemble and costuming. The scene featured these actors (back row, left to right) Jeni Wood, Lonnie Lopez, Matt Payne, Mitch Hukill, Reed Lovan, (front row, left to right) Jennifer Proctor, Keri Kelley, Kiley Bates, and Spencer Orr. 

Rehearsals for William Shakespeare's
Much Ado About Nothing

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Keri Kelley, Matt Payne, Jennifer Proctor, and Mitch Hukill waiting in the wings during rehearsal of Much Ado.

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Another shot of the actors having more fun.

North Star Players about campus...

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Amy Bailey,
North Star Players Club President, and assembly performer.

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Shawn Wilson performs on the stage.

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Mr. Orr and son, Star Player Spencer

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Jim Beard, brilliant actor, brilliant scientist.

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Mr. Orr studies their roles with these students.

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Katie Meyer in the role of Prosecutor during the Mock Trial competition. Below, Russ Fortmeyer and Jennifer Proctor in their roles.

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The North Star Players 1992 production of Neil Simon's Rumors

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The first of four productions of Rumors at NHS, this 1992 version set the bar to the battens with this two-story design and stellar cast of Star Players.

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The Production Cast and Crew...

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Alas, the show is over. What took weeks to construct, cast and crew deconstruct in several hours. Shown here, standing, Alene Williams (Chris) Karen Hoose (Cassie), Amy Bailey (Claire), Jim Beard (Ken), Lori Kuster (Stage Manager) on stairs: Katie Meyer (lighting), Mitch Hukill (Officer Welch), Shawn Wilson (Lenny), and Chris Cowell (Glen).

Click the arrow below to enjoy moments from the play.

Senior Stars

These fantastic senior Star Players graduated in 1992.

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Lori Kuster
Star Players Best Senior 1992

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Karen Hoose

James Kahl

Kiley Bates

Reed Lovan

Lonnie Lopez

Keri Kelley

Jeni Wood

Chris Cowell

James Collins

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Shawn Wilson
NSP Best Actor 1992

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Mr. Orr poses with ASB representative Kelly Jacobsen. 

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The year of the Yellow Umbrellas

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