High schools prepare for fall plays

High schools prepare for fall plays


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) six public high schools are preparing for fall plays, which begin this weekend. The following is a list of schools plays, ticket and contact information for each high school.

La Plata High School will present “Midsummer Jersey,” at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24-26, in the school auditorium.  The play is a comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set on New Jersey’s Seaside boardwalk. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. School system employees can receive two tickets by providing their staff identification badge. Call 301-392-5567 for more information.

Westlake High School will present “Snow Angel,” at 7 p.m., Oct. 24-26, in the school auditorium. The play is about a group of students and their encounters with a mysterious girl named Eva over the course of a single snow day. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for senior citizens and thespians. School system employees can receive two tickets by providing their staff identification badge. Call 301-645-8857 for more information.

Maurice J. McDonough High School will present “Peter Pan,” at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 7-9, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 9-10, in the school auditorium. The play is based on J.M. Barrie’s character, Peter Pan, a boy who can fly and never grows up. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens and $7 for children under six. School system employees are admitted free with their identification badge. Call 301-302-8311 for more information.

North Point High School will present “Charlotte’s Web,” at 7 p.m., Nov. 7-9, in the school auditorium. Based on the children’s novel written by E.B. White, the play tells the story of how a barn spider, Charlotte, plans on saving a young pig from slaughter. Charlotte’s plan is to spin webs praising the pig, to attract local recognition and publicity. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. School system employees are admitted free with their identification badge. Call 301-753-1759 for more information.

Thomas Stone High School will present “The Bully Plays,” at 7 p.m., Nov. 21-23, in the school auditorium. The show features 11, 10-minute plays revolving around the topic of bullying. Various issues are addressed including race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social status and physical condition. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students. Call 301-645-2601 for more information.

Henry E. Lackey High School will present “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22-23, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 24, in the school auditorium. The comedy written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman takes place around Christmas time in the 1930s in Mesalia, Ohio. The play begins with one of Mesalia’s wealthiest factory owners inviting Sheridan Whiteside, a famous radio host, to dinner. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and military and $6 for students. School system employees can receive two tickets by providing their staff identification badge. Call 301-934-7473 for more information.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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