Puffs Comes to Kennedy


Jordan Horne

In preparation for the premiere, the Puffs’ production crew work on the props. The play was moved into the auditorium because of the size of the set.

Kennedy’s upcoming play will be a one to see, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan. Coming to Kennedy on Oct. 6 is a play based on the Harry Potter franchise — Puffs, as in Hufflepuff, one of the four Hogwarts houses in Harry Potter. Directing this production is Kennedy alumni Cael Jones and language arts teacher Steven Tolly. 

“The main plot is about Wayne Hopkins, a normal kid who lives with his uncle. One day he gets invited to a certain school of magic and finds out he has wizard abilities,” said sophomore Jordan Harvey, who plays Wayne Hopkins. 

Puffs first premiered in Dec. 2015 at The Peoples Improv Theater in New York City. Puffs is an unlicensed Harry Potter spoof play. Audiences have praised the show for its laughs and satirical comedy.   

Not only is this Kennedy’s first production of this show but it will be different from other plays done in the past. Different because this play is being performed in the auditorium instead of the Black Box, due to the larger set. 

The play being in the auditorium, along with the big set and the comedy is going to make it a one to see. Performances will be on Oct. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and on Oct. 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets for students are $6, and $10 for adults. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office before the performance.

“It’s gonna be really fun,” sophomore Bella Griffin said. “There’s a huge set and there’s so much work going in from everybody. From the actors, actresses, tech crew and our directors.”