Thursday, January 31, 2013

Junior High Theatre Workshop Rides the Wave in WIPEOUT!

Every year the Junior High Theatre Workshop troupe diligently works to present an exciting theatre performance for the community while learning the basics of all facets of theatre production. This year’s show is titled WIPEOUT , presented on February 8th 7 9th at Greenville Lighthouse Christian with over 30 students and two adult actors actively participating.

The show kicked off before Thanksgiving with auditions and has been running practices every day after school. The students participate in the set design, produce choreography and even manage ticket sales. This is truly an experience where the students must learn to work together to bring an amazing final product to the stage.

Wipeout is set in the early 1960’s on a beach in California. The root of the problem is the local surf shop is set to sell their business to a ruthless business man so he is able to turn the beach into a parking lot. There are two groups of kids that hang on the beach, the Cove Kids and the Avalon Kids. One group wants to save the beach and the other wants their part of the money pie!

“Theatre is a lot of fun! It’s a lot of hard work and the outcome WILL BE great! Theatre is a great way to express your creative side”, says Kassidy York, second year Theatre member. Allison Baughman shared,” Being on stage is way harder than it looks!”

The production is directed by Mr. Tory Martin. Mr. Martin explained this is the 28th year for Theatre Workshop which was started by Mrs. Marti Davis and Mrs. Grace Kennsinger. There have been several amazing directors throughout the tenure of the program with Tory Martin running the show for the last 9 years.

“Wipe Out has been the most interesting production so far!” says Mr. Martin. “In the 9 years I’ve done this we’ve walked the yellow brick road in Oz, we had a satirical look at Romeo and Juliet, visited a hospital in Dr. Devaroe, had Senility, Big Foot, Hula competitions, thrown a sheriff in Jail and now surf competitions.”

Everyone is invited to WIPEOUT – February 8th and 9th 7pm, Lighthouse Christian Center, in Greenville. Presale tickets are available for $4.00 each see any theatre student or email Tickets will be available for $5.00 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm! Special Thanks to Lighthouse Christian, H.S Theatre, Mr. Raby and his Woodshop class for the surf boards! We hope to see you all at the beach!

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