First high school play in 21 years starts on March 2
by Hawkins Teague
Jan 10, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
According to Trigg County High School teacher Becky Ginn, it’s been since 1985 since the school last presented a play. At the time, Jim Jackson was superintendent and his wife, Pam, directed a musical. Since then, the dramatic arts have floundered in the schools.

Because of demand from students and a new arts and humanities teacher, that will change in March. On March 2 and 3, 16 students will perform “Dinner and a Murder,” by David J. LeMaster, in the high school’s Little Theater.

Audrey Jones is in her first year of teaching at TCHS. She is originally from Evansville, Ind. and received her teaching degree from Murray State University in 2004. She said she was delighted when she discovered that the school needed an arts and humanities teacher because many schools don’t have that position. Not long after she began teaching, several students asked her about the possibility of starting a drama club. It wasn’t long before the TCHS Drama Club was a reality and had 40 members.

Jones described “Dinner and a Murder” as more of a comedy than a murder mystery. She was fairly vague about the plot, not wanting to spoil any surprises.

“[In the play,] a young couple goes to dinner at a fancy restaurant and gets more than they bargained for,” she said. Of course, once people start turning up dead, a detective has to try and figure out whom the culprit is.

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