GRAVENHURST - Gravenhurst High School is taking its act on the road.
IN YOUR FACE ACTING.
The Gravenhurst High School performance arts club performed at the Sears Drama festival in Barrie last night (Feb. 28) and will put on their play ‘Check Please’ at GHS this Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The short play is a series of humorous vignettes about blind dates gone wrong, including this one, in which student Kevin Zuern doesn’t make the greatest impression and gets a face full of water from Katlyn Major, while Anisa Cowan watches on helpless and in horror.
Photo by Neil Etienne
The school’s performance arts club took part in the 65th annual Sears Drama Festival, being hosted in Barrie from Feb. 27 until March 2. Their festival performance was last night (Feb. 28) in front of judges, but the public and community can take in the play Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.
This week, GHS will be one of 16 schools from the Barrie and Muskoka regions competing at the local level, with a chance to move on to regionals, then provincials.
“I’m excited about the festival,” performance arts teacher Earl Sacrey said late last week. “We have a great crew, they’re just fantastic. It’s a big ensemble and they do a great job.”
About 13 students act and direct the play Check Please, written by American playwright Jonathan Rand.
All plays in the festival must be between 15 and 50 minutes long and GHS falls around the 25-minute mark, in one act. Sacrey explained the play is a series of vignettes about different blind dates that should provide laughs for the audience.
“Each of the blind dates has gone wrong in some way; the play doesn’t concentrate on one main character, so everyone gets to shine,” he said.
Results from the festival will be announced after its conclusion this Friday, March 2. The local, Thursday night performance will also feature some music from the high school’s music class and Sacrey’s club members will also put on a little improv to create about an hour of entertainment.