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A twist on classics: GHS drama students to present play Feb. 19-21

Grangeville High School students (L-R) Kate Craig, Taylor Wilkins, Anastasia Bearden, Marissa Kennedy and Lauren Goldman were busy rehearsing for the play “Crumpled Classics” on Feb. 11. The play is set to be performed each night at 7 p.m. at the school Feb. 19-21.

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Grangeville High School students (L-R) Kate Craig, Taylor Wilkins, Anastasia Bearden, Marissa Kennedy and Lauren Goldman were busy rehearsing for the play “Crumpled Classics” on Feb. 11. The play is set to be performed each night at 7 p.m. at the school Feb. 19-21.



— A deli-owning Romeo and Juliet? An unsuspecting, dreamer of a King Arthur? How about a female Sherlock Holmes or a city-wise, scratchy voiced Daae in the Phantom of the Opera?

See vignettes on these and more as Grangeville High School students perform the play “Crumpled Classics” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19, 20 and 21, 7 p.m. each night. Cost is 5 for adults and $3 for students.

With first-year teacher Ms. Collins out sick, a quirky cadre of students take it upon themselves to pull together the school’s annual “Classics on Parade,” acting out famous stories they studied in their English literature class. However, the students decide to make the stories relevant to today’s audiences — with some surprising results.

See Ms. Collins worry about keeping her job as principal Higgins and superintendent Stokes get involved and a few GHS students are mentioned along the way.

“One of the beauties of this play is there is not a lot of costuming since the kids are mostly playing high school students,” said director Alecia Hagen. “But there are props and plenty of laughs along the way.”

Cast & Crew

The cast includes: Taylor Wilkins, Kate Craig, Matthew Payne, Morgan Pilant, Kendra Draper, Anastasia Bearden, Marissa Kennedy, Skylar Herman, Lauren Goldman, Thomas Lowe, Josie Laufenberg and Ethan Herman.

Crew members for the show are Faith Bruzas, Seth Bartlet, Zach Stinnett, Ethan Gates and Yok Chaivongsa.

The play is directed by GHS secretary Alecia Hagen and teacher Katina Dennis.



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