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And Now, the Dramateers Present…

This month the Missouri Military Academy drama club, the Dramateers, will present “Foggy Mountain Mayhem,” a comedy that tells the tale of two stranded “city boys” who stumble into a nest of moonshine-making hillbillies under siege by federal agents.

Seniors John Dillon, Benjamin MertensBlake Bibles, and Eoghan Matthews (pictured below, left to right) headline the all-male cast.  Shows are Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the MMA Centennial Gymtorium with a start time of 7 p.m. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for students, and children 8 and under are free. The play is produced under the direction of MMA Dramateers advisor Jonathan Griffin.

On Friday evening at 6 p.m. the Dramateers will sponsor a fundraising dinner prior to the performance. The dinner will be a “chicken box supper” in accordance with the theme of the play, served by cadets dressed in character. For $15, guests will receive a dinner of fried chicken, minicorn on the cob, green beans, potato salad, biscuits, dessert and iced tea or lemonade. The event takes place in the Gymtorium. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased on the MMA Dramateers’ page by clicking here.

(Photo by Eagle reporter Blake Gorman ’13)

Cadets Assist Emergency Management Team in Training

Missouri Military Academy cadets are presented with a number of opportunities to serve their community, but on April 5, they contributed in a different way.

27 cadets, many of them members of the MMA Dramateers, were active “victim” participants in the MU School of Medicine Mass Casualty Simulation at the Macon, Mo. Expo Center.

Members of the disaster response team respond to Clayton Workman ’12, who was trapped under debris.   

The cadets, under the guidance of CPT Jonathan Griffin, MMA Dramateers Sponsor, and Mrs. Amy Griffin, MMA Dramateers co-sponsor, spent over three hours in a live action simulation of a disaster.  Cadets portrayed victims whose injuries were as minor as shock and as serious as life threatening wounds.  Some cadets experienced make-up for the first time as well.

PHOTOS:  Click here for more photos from the MU disaster simulation

“It was a great experience for the Dramateers,” Griffin said.  “They were able to see how first responders and other caregivers are trained.  Plus, it gave [the cadets] the chance to gain experience and further enhance their own acting abilities.  We are glad we were able to get that experience and do some community service as well.”

First responders, fire department volunteers, and other emergency management teams from mid-Missouri took part in the simulation.  They were trained in all facets of disaster response, including triage, medical treatment, and conveying information to the public.