Trigg students prepare to perform three short plays
by Hawkins Teague
Jan 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Zach Peacock, as a police officer, and Hanna Oliver rehearse a scene from “A Thing of Beauty,” one of three one-act plays that will premiere at the high school’s Little Theater in March.
Zach Peacock, as a police officer, and Hanna Oliver rehearse a scene from “A Thing of Beauty,” one of three one-act plays that will premiere at the high school’s Little Theater in March.
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Mallory Taylor and James Westerfield take some direction from Audrey Jones (outside frame) during rehearsal.
Mallory Taylor and James Westerfield take some direction from Audrey Jones (outside frame) during rehearsal.
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In five weeks, audiences inside Trigg County High School’s Little Theater will be treated to stories of unruly students, an eccentric man with an eye for beauty in everyday, mundane objects and a prisoner who survived a volcanic explosion.

Audrey Jones, the high school’s arts and humanities teacher, said that 22 students will star in three one-act plays, which will open on March 7. Last year marked the first time in more than 20 years that students at the high school put on a dramatic production. After enough students asked about putting on a play, Jones and teacher Angelica Garnett decided that the time was right to start a drama club.

Jones said that last year’s play, “Dinner and a Murder,” was quite successful and generated enough revenue that they hope to get some better props. Because there was so much interest from students in this year’s production, Jones and Garnett decided to select three one-act plays instead of one lengthier play so that more people could have prominent roles. She said that while there are 22 actors in the show (with one student in two plays), there was also a lot of interest in the technical aspect in the show, so there will be plenty of students to help with the lights, costumes, props and everything else.

Jones and Garnett are co-directors and share equal responsibility in running the show, but like last year, there is also a student director. Jennifer McGill will be directing all three plays, Jones said. Auditions were on Dec. 5, and rehearsals have been four days a week ever since, with Fridays being the only weekdays off.

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