From May 11–13, Suffield Academy Performing Arts put on three shows of Puffs, a Harry Potter-inspired tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too.
The play was the final mainstage production for four of Suffield's graduating seniors: Brighie Hogan, Luna Kwon, Theo Henle, and Chloe Coffin. Also in featuring roles were Sophie Lawry ’25, Dominic Balise ’24, Jack Clancy ’25, and Vyom Tiwari ’25, plus nine additional talented performers.
Chloe, who played Hannah and Professor McG said, “Although I never watched or read Harry Potter, being a part of Puffs as my last performance was super fun, and I loved talking to the rest of the cast everyday.”
Luna, who played Susie Bones and Xavia Jones, said, “Puffs was the perfect show to conclude my theater experience in Suffield. I grew up watching the Harry Potter movies, and I fell in love with the show since day 1, as I was able to connect with my childhood once again. It was my first time acting and I loved it through and through from putting on costumes to switching in between two characters on stage. I want to thank everyone who encouraged me to venture out my comfort zone, including Mr. and Mrs. Dugan and Ms. Pouy.”
Brighie, who played Megan Jones, said, “Puffs was one of the best plays I’ve ever been in.The community we built was so special and becoming close with people I never thought I would was amazing. Megan Jones was one of my absolute favorite roles to play, and Puffs was the best last show I could have ever asked for. We’re wizards!”
Theo, the spotlight operator, said, “It was an amazing experience being able to work on Puffs. It’s incredible to see the hard work from so many talented individuals all come together.”