Teachers Audrey Jones and Angelica Garnett began directing rehearsals with student director Jennifer McGill in December shortly after auditions. Jones said the decision was made to do three one-act plays because there was so much interest in this year’s production after the success of last year’s “Dinner and a Murder.” However, a few students had to drop out of the show, causing the cancellation of one of the shows, “The Prisoner of St. Pierre.” So Jones had two senior girls, Jamie Kelley and Ashlee Sleet, choose two more plays to star in.
One of these plays is “A Lesson in Class,” Walt Vail. It tells the story of an African-American nanny (Sleet) who teaches a 13-year-old (Kelley) a few moral lessons. The second is “The Boy Book,” a comedy by John C. Havens about a girl who acquires a book from her older sister with advice about the opposite sex, which she then shares with her friend. Jones and Sleet both said the show is “very funny.”
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