The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Jack Herwig stands in front of the disassembled show set with the clipboard he used during his performance.

Jack Herwig fills in for Imani Noel during KH Players’ production of “Laughing Stock”

Owen Spiegel, breaking news writer October 12, 2021

When Imani Noel, senior, fell ill on Oct. 1, the role of Henry Mills in the KH Players’ “Laughing Stock” was left empty and without an understudy ready to fill in.  “Laughing Stock" follows...

With COVID-19 on the rise, The Addams Family Musical had to be put on hold.

They’re creepy and they’re COVID-safe: The Addams Family musical

Kylie Madden, new staffer May 8, 2021

With COVID-19 on the rise in spring of 2020, many school activities and sports found themselves on Zoom. As school transitioned online, the idea of the spring musical taking the stage seemed hopeful at...

When asked what words they would use to describe The Twilight Zone, these are some that the castmates used.

Play preview: “The Twilight Zone”

Nathan Sweeney, features writer March 21, 2021

A 6-year-old child with godlike mental powers threatens a township and has everybody under his rule. A hydrogen bomb demolishes an entire city, killing everyone except a man that had locked himself inside...

The fine art department at KHS has continued to produce art during the COVID-19 pandemic. With some students now returning in-person, certain activities require new specified masks.

The art of masks

Mya Copeland, features writer February 21, 2021

The fine art department at KHS has continued to produce art during the COVID-19 pandemic. With some students now returning in-person, certain activities require new specified masks. Choir, band and theater...

Xander Piskulic, senior, holds back Cooper Menne, sophomore, in a scene at a cast rehearsal outside KHS.

The Birds: Feathered costumes and clear masks

Nathan Sweeney, features writer October 27, 2020

If you’ve strolled past the amphitheater at Kirkwood Park lately, you may have noticed a group of students running across the stage while screeching human-generated bird calls. This is the KH Players...

“Blood at the Root” by Dominique Morisseau is based on the Jena Six, a group of six black Louisiana high school students who were convicted after the beating of a white student.

Fall play review: “Blood at the Root”

Mya Copeland, features writer November 5, 2019

The orange spotlights illuminated a massive tree that reached up into the rafters. The stage which normally seemed huge was dwarfed by the giant scenery. The stage itself was stunning, and the show that...

Harry Brooker, freshman, Max Reinert, junior, Kenzie Ruiz, senior and Raven Wiley, senior, prepare for the final dress rehearsal during the school day.

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Kelley Cochran, photographer April 10, 2019

KH players is performing Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, a musical set in the 1950s. It tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from Ohio to experience Greenwich Village in New...

Raven Wiley, senior, grabs Mackenzie Klein, freshmans wrist.

Photo gallery: “The Children’s Hour”

Sarah Nash, art editor December 3, 2018

Several KHS students performed in the play "The Children's Hour," this past week. In this drama, two longtime friends run a boarding school for girls. One misunderstood child starts lies and rumors in...

Elizabeth Button, sophomore, holds a knife to the throat of Mark Perry, junior.

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor October 9, 2018

In KHS’s fall play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” KH Players transport the audience to the 1950s for a Shakespearean adaptation of a classical show filled with revenge and romance. The plot surrounds...

A show-stopping group number closes act 1 of the KH Players’ spring musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Strength in numbers: the importance of an ensemble

Molly Higgins, writer May 21, 2018

The lights come up, the music swells and the audience leans forward in anticipation as the stage fills with actors. A show-stopping group number closes act 1 of the KH Players’ spring musical: “The...

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