Upper school play brings boy's journey to Lewis Family Auditorium
A small cast of Ransom Everglades students shared the bumpy journey of family upheaval and self-discovery experienced by a 15-year-old autistic boy, Christopher – played by Alejandro Andrade ’25 – after his discovery of the brutal death of a dog in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. His father, Armando Segrera ’25, and mother, Lael Sanders ’26, were pulled along for an emotional ride Oct. 25-27 at the Lewis Family Auditorium as Lilah Murphy ’27 brought a calm and steady voice as narrator.
Cast members Garoe del Coso ’27, Chloe Steinberg ’27, Henry Berler ’25, Sander Joeveer ’24, Morgan Williams ’26 and Lucas Sanchez ’27 shifted effortlessly through a variety of roles to elevate the upper school fall play as it moved from whodunnit to family drama and from Swindon to London and back for a clever ending. The cast worked under drama teacher Laura Montes and a student directing team, and the striking set was produced by students under the direction of drama faculty Quincy Knowles.
See all of the student contributors below. Cast Christopher, Alejandro Andrade ’25 Ed, Armando Segrera ’25 Judy, Lael Sanders ’26 Siohban, Lilah Murphy ’27 Mrs. Alexander, Garoe del Coso ’27 Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gaycone/voice 1/woman on train/woman on heath/shopkeeper, Chloe Steinberg ’27 Roger (Mr. Shear)/duty sergeant/voice 2/Mr. Wise/man behind the counter/drunk 1, Henry Berler ’25 Policeman 1/Mr. Thompson/voice 3/drunk 2/man with socks/London police, Sander Joeveer ’24 No. 40/ voice 5/lady in street/information/punk girl, Morgan Williams ’26 Reverend Peters/Uncle Terry/voice 4/station police/station guard, Lucas Sanchez ’27
Crew Stage Manager, Nina Tekriwal ’25 Assistant Director, Charlotte Kennedy ’24 Assistant to the Assistant Director, Charlie Derick ’26 Assistant Stage Manager/Props, Trinity Haisch ’24 Lighting Designer, Kamran Bhagwan ’25 Light Op, Egyptia Green ’25 Video Op, Diana Gonzalez ’24 Mic Ops, Angelina Febres ’26, Jilly Demos-Brown '25 Deck Captain, Chloe Alfonso '25 Deck Hand, Jaerla Sajous '25 Fly Op, Luciana Pardo '25 Master Electrician, Griffin Nelson-Montet '25
Set Build Crew Chloe Steinberg ’27 Patrick Keedy Brown ’26 Chloe Dubose ’26 Sabine Wolfensberger ’27 Connor Alfonso ’26 Charlie Reizenstein ’26 Armando Segrera ’25 Christopher Harper ’26 Tager Lehr ’25 Mateo Sauceda ’26 Ronja Stargala ’25 Olivia Noblet ’26 Beatrice Hernandez ’26 Olivia Augustin ’26 Carlos Del Canal Fernandez ’25 Sofia Mena '27 Gabrielle Heckler '27
Director, Laura Montes Technical Director, Quincy Knowles Photographer, Carl Kafka
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.