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Two Fall Plays in Production

Olivia Turner-Warga
Cameron Audette, Elisabeth Barr, Loren T. Christensen and Ansley Guyton play a family in “Our Place”.

Two plays are currently in production at the school – one by Theatre 4 students who will take it to the All County Competition and one open-casting production that will be performed for the school.

The All County production, produced and acted out by Theatre 4 students, is a one-act play called “Our Place” by Terry Gabbard, which placed 7th in the state. In addition to bringing it to competition, students will perform the play for the public November 9 and 10 at 7 p.m.  

The play tells five different stories of people who use a dock as “their place.” Thirteen characters have different life experiences that all play out before the audience’s eyes.

“In the end, the entire ensemble comes together to share the true meaning of what “our place” really means,” Drama Teacher Mrs. Rachel DelVecchio said.

The other play, which will take much more time to produce because it was open to all students for tryouts, is “Video Gamapalooza” by Don Zolidis. It will have performances on November 30, December 1, and December 2 at 7 p.m. 

“This production is a wild ride through all the arcade games, video games, and apps through the years,” Mrs. Delvecchio said.

The main character is a Gen-X-er longing for the games he once had and a plunky youngster who can download these old games. The play will include “a lot of cool technical elements that will need to be created to get the ‘wow factor’ from the audience,” Mrs. Delvecchio said.

Ms. Delvecchio said double the amount of students auditioned for the play compared to last year.

“Our casting process took four days due to more students auditioning and a larger cast size,” she said. “This year we had 53 kids come to try out.”

Mrs. DelVecchio is hoping support from the entire school for the play grows, too.

The biggest way is coming out to see our performances,” she said. “You can’t have live theater without an audience.” 

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Olivia Turner-Warga
Olivia Turner-Warga, Staff Writer
Olivia Turner-Warga is a sophomore who is a part of the yearbook staff and has taken journalism class. She joined The Native Voice because she loves to write about the recent things that happen around the school. Olivia has been doing cheer for her school since 7th grade and has been doing soccer for 8 years. She also likes hanging out with friends in her free time, shopping, and going to the beach.

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