|2015 Jan Houston High School Drama Club presents Selfie|
The Houston High School Drama Club has been hard at work preparing for their one-act play. This year’s play is titled “Selfie” and was written by Bradley Hayward. It tells the stories of eight high school students, each with their own issue they are dealing with.
The “overachiever” is stressed out and makes a bad decision. The girl looking for love looks somewhere she shouldn’t. One has his parent’s recent divorce to deal with and that’s only for starters. While the subject matter may appear heavy, the director is quick to point out that the play is billed as a “dramedy”. “Yes, there are some pretty serious topics being dealt with, but at the same timethere are light-hearted moments and some laughs. The play, while only about 35 minutes long, really tells the stories of each character and how they change from the beginning of a school year to the end.
The production is aided with a bit of technology-a large screen at the back of the set shows pictures throughout the show, helping to tell each story.” explains the show’s director, Greta Goetting. The cast includes first time participants Bree and Mikayla. Other cast members are David, Jack, Andie, Hayley, Dakota, and Benny. Crew includes Alicia and first-timers Miranda, Kassandra, and Jonathan.
There will be two shows this year on the Elementary Gym stage, Friday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 24th at 7:00 pm. Admission is only $1.00.
The cast will compete in subsections on Saturday, January 24th at Rushford-Peterson High School.