Thursday, February 21, 2013

Charles Hays Drama Students in Terrace for Zones

Students of Alison O'Toole's Drama program at Charles Hays Secondary are on the road this weekend, destined for Terrace and the regional drama zones presentations running Thursday through Saturday night.

The Charles Hays students will be competing with students from Kitimat, Smithers, Hazelton, Houston and Terrace, with Caledonia acting as the host school for this years competition .

Charles Hays is presenting two plays in the competition, Mr. Winkler's Birthday Party and Cucarachas (see Northern View e edition page 18 for background on the two plays)

Other performances on the weekend include:

Caledonia-- A Man of Letters
Caledonia-- Mother in My Head
Houston-- The Great Nursing Home Escape
Hazelton-- Magic Fairy in the Microwave
Smithers-- The Chair Play

The performances take place at the R.E.M Lee Theatre, with shows each evening starting at 7:30, with the presentation of awards taking place on Sunday. Adjudicator Steve Keitzmann will offer up a review and work with the cast of each presentation in the day following their performance.

The plays to be presented as part of the zones competition are in the running to claim a spot in the provincial drama festival to be held in Vancouver later this spring.

Before the first curtain lifted on Thursday evening, the Terrace Standard provided this preview of the weekend competition.

For those that don't make the trip to Terrace, you can view the two Charles Hays productions in March when they hold their annual Desert Theatre sessions March 8th and 9th at the Tom Rooney Playhouse on 3rd Avenue West.

March 6-- Caledonia drama students win five awards
March 7-- Charles Hays Secondary drama department putting on annual Dessert Theatre

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