NEW FRANKLIN  A humorous collection of scenes relatable to most families is the essence of the fall show presented by the Manchester High School Drama Club later this month.

The show, titled "Parents Just Don't Understand," is not a standard full-length play. Rather, it is a collection of different scenes of classic comedic moments within families, according to Manchester Dram Club Director Justin Elder.

Scenes depicting mom and dad just trying to hold a family vacation together, Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong and which son really wants to go clothes shopping with his mom are just some of the issues tackled in this play, Elder said. Other scenes include a parent teaching a teenager how to drive and a family dealing with all the craziness of Christmas. Each scene is about 5 to 10 minutes in length. There are 10 scenes with one intermission.

The players, including officers of the MHS Drama Club, enjoyed the rehearsals and said the audience will be laughing. The show involves all 48 members of the club in either a cast or crew role. Tracy Bower is the assistant theater director, directing the crew and creating the scenery; and student Hanna LaBelle, a senior, is the creative crew manager who is helping with scenery and costumes.

The MHS Drama Club officers this year are President, senior, Cece Speck; Vice President, junior, Sam Jungman; Secretary, junior, Selah McKenney; Historian, junior, Hannah Collier; and Stage Manager, senior, Ashley Anderson. All of the officers have performed in plays during their high school career. 

The first show will be there will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 28, followed by a 2:30 p.m. show Oct. 29. At 1:00 pm, before the Oct. 29 show, there will be a baked chicken dinner. Pre-sale for dinner tickets lasts until Oct. 27. Tickets are on sale now, at both the MHS Main Office, and Cope's Pharmacy. Dinner tickets, which include dinner and a reserved seat to the show, are $17, or $13 for senior citizens. There will only be 150 dinner tickets sold. Shows tickets are $9 for reserved, $7 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. Senior citizens get free admission to the Sunday performance.