DATE: October 9, 2012
CONTACT: Phil Giaramita, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer
Western Albemarle Student Ensemble to Present Three Evenings of Theater
(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – November officially signifies the beginning of the fall and winter holiday seasons, and it will be special for Albemarle County residents for one more reason. Next month, over three evenings, Western Albemarle High School’s Theater Ensemble will present a range of stage performances, from silliness to Shakespeare to a gripping personal story.
Thursday evening, November 1, beginning at 7:30, the Ensemble will offer three one-act plays in the high school auditorium. Reminiscent of the long-running Broadway play, The Producers, is the story line for !Artistic Impression, a tale about two playwrights who set out to compose the worst play ever written. Also on the bill that evening is These Shining Lives, based on a true story about employees in a watchmaking factory who suffer from radium poisoning. The evening’s third production is A Company of Wayward Saints, a comedy about a theater company trying to win the patronage of a benefactor in order to return home.
Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door and can be purchased in the main office of the high school or during lunch in the cafeteria.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, November 16 and 17, beginning at 7:30, the Ensemble will present the Shakespearean classic, As You Like It, a romantic comedy that includes the playwright’s well-known “All the World’s a Stage” speech.
“I think audiences will enjoy the range of abilities and emotions that our students bring to these presentations, with some moments that will amuse and entertain and others that will explore serious issues in society,” said Caitlin Pitts, Western Albemarle High School’s drama director.
As You Like It tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, if purchased in advance, and are $6 and $8 at the door. Live music and dessert will be available during intermission. Tickets can be purchased at the high school’s front office and in the cafeteria during lunch and also in Crozet at Over the Moon bookstore or Mudhouse Coffee Shop.
All monies raised by the performances are used to support future student productions at Western Albemarle High School.