The thought of being buried in volcanic ash isn’t inherently funny, but a Lake Highlands native helped find humor in the fall of Pompeii.
The vaudeville-inspired production is set in 1929 but revolves around 79 A.D., when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the ancient Roman city. Expect an amalgamation of dancing, disaster, songs and shenanigans.
Lake Highlands graduates Laurie Difee, Meredith Mosley, Mason Murray, Jessica Thompson and Scott Booth are all involved in the production, along with current residents Lisa Oney and Megan Wilson. Director Nancy Poynter even has ties to the Wildcats. She served as the high school drama director from 1980 to 2000.
See “Pompeii!!” March 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free, and child care is provided Friday evening.