“The Parfumerie” on Salem High stage

The Salem High School drama department will present “The Parfumerie” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. The play is directed by Joanna Andrei and produced by Attila Samu. “Parfumerie,” the 1936 Hungarian play by Mikl¯s L’szl¯, has the humble distinction of living in the shadow of the more famous movies (and Broadway musical) that it inspired. The play takes place in a Budapest gift shop around Christmas and follows the personal relationships among the store’s employees and customers. The central relationship, and the one emphasized in the movie versions, is between two bickering co-workers who don’t realize that they are in fact pen pals. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Pictured are, from left, Ryan Stewart as Miklos Hammerschmidt, Sterling Moffett as Steven Kadar, Haleigh Mroczkowski as Ilona Ritter, Dana Tonkinson as Amelia Balash, Dakotah Sommers as George Horvath, James Doerle as Mr. Sipos, Given Warner as Arpad Novack and Anna Lehman as Elizabeth Molnar. (Submitted photo)