The senior drama class at David Thompson Secondary School is wading into the fray of live theatre this month with their two plays, Words Words Words and The Unusual Suspects.
Taking place May 25 and 26, the combined plays aim to bring an evening of light-hearted comedy from some of our local aspiring actors and actresses. Word Words Words is a 10-minute play that builds upon the theory that three monkeys, given typewriters and an endless amount of time to write, will eventually produce Hamlet,.
The longer of the two plays, The Unusual Suspects, is described by teacher Silena Ewen as “a cross between the Breakfast Club and Mission Impossible.” The Unusual Suspects tells the tale of four teenagers who decide to take on a mean principal.
Both plays are comedies and Ewen said the class has been working on them for the past three weeks.
“I just hope people have an evening of pure entertainment,” she said. “I love to see these students grow; I get to see them grow as actors and as people.”
Adult admission for the two combined plays is $10 and $5 for students. Ewen said the plays are not recommended for small children.
About 25 students are involved with the theatrical production, with those students not on stage helping with behind-the-scenes work and technical aspects.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to come and see these kids in action, and not only that, it’s a great piece of theatre,” Ewen said. “The work they put on by the end of the semester is really high quality.”
The plays take place on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door.