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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