2nd annual Alumni Benefit/Fundraiser benefits Theatre Department

The Lingering Smell of High School

The Lingering Smell of High School

San Dieguito Academy will present a one night only, second annual Alumni Benefit for the school’s Theatre Department on January 25th, at 7:00 pm in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater.

Ariane Price (1992 San Dieguito High Alumni) and her sketch comedy group “Strangely Attractive” proudly present The Lingering Smell of High School, an evening of comedic sketches readings and improv about High School.

Ariane Price graduated from SDHS in 1992 and has fond memories performing in the old Roundabout Theater. SDHS is where she discovered her love of improv. As an adult, Ariane is living her dream as a member of the famed Los Angeles Comedy Groundlings Theater where she writes and performs sketch comedy and performs improv — doing four shows every weekend.

Ariane Price

Ariane Price

Ariane is the host of a web series on Mom.me called Web Crawling. You may have seen her in appearances on Lost, Modern Family, Bridesmaids and others. You can see her on Abe’s Trophy Wife this February. She lives with her husband, who is a chef, seven year old son and two rescue dogs in the Hollywood Hills.

Patty Wortham is an alumni of the Groundlings Theater and currently performs with Impro Theater in Los Angeles. Impro Theatre creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest playwrights, authors and composers. Patty was in the critically acclaimed show Closing Escrow with Wendi McLendon Covey and Cedric Yarborough as well as many other productions. She is a graduate of Barnard College.

Patty Wortham

Patty Wortham

Thomas (Tom) Lenk attended the theater program at UCLA and was the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award and Scholarship. Tom has had a wide variety of acting jobs, be they in film, on television, or on stage. Most notably, Tom toured with the cast of Grease and Rock of Ages. Acting and singing are not Tom’s only talents, he is also a playwright, having written three plays to date. He had a recurring role as Andrew W More in Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was in Argo, Cabin in the Woods, Transformers and much more.

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Proceeds from the event will benefit SDA’s Theatre Arts Council, which funds the technical director for the theatre department and the theatrical resources and supplies for students.

A pre-show reception consisting of light appetizers and beverage will start at 6:30 pm in the lobby of the Clayton E. Liggett Theater. Deserts and beverage will be served at the conclusion of the performance. Tickets cost $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and can be purchased at Seat Yourself. Don’t miss this one night only memorable event and support SDA Theatre!