At first glance it looks like an ‘80s “Caddyshack” poster. But a closer look reveals headmaster Stephen Repsher in a captain’s hat beaming into the distance.
Bill Murray and Chevy Chase are replaced by Jay Holman, director of the physical plant, and P.E. teacher Bill Stainbrook. And instead of Rodney Dangerfield’s piercing gaze, CFO Bill Petchauer gawks at the viewer.
This mock movie poster is one of 11 made at press time to promote the annual auction under the theme “The ’80s Experience.”
Other posters include “Top Gun,” “Pretty in Pink” and “The Breakfast Club,” with various faculty and staff members replacing the actual actors.
Alumni director Amy Wells thought of the idea for the posters after hearing that “The Breakfast Club” is auction director Liberty Sanchez’s favorite film.
“Everybody wanted to be in a poster,” communications director Julie Nelson said. “Well, except for Ms. Fels.” (English teacher Patricia Fels appeared with her husband, history teacher Daniel Neukom, in “Dirty Dancing.”)
Tom Wroten, director of technology, photographed and edited the posters.
The posters, some of which have been posted on Facebook, have received nothing but praise.
In fact, “Annie” (featuring Sue Nellis, head of high school) had received 56 likes on Facebook at press time.
“These are so awesome!” Badier Velji, ’03, commented. “First time I’ve actually wanted to go to the auction!”