By Felicia Ellia
Licking High School
Since mid-January, the drama class has been working with one goal in mind: create a spring production. Our production “The Southfield Stories” has taken up all our class time and some besides!!
All our hard will culminate in our production of “The Southfield Stories” April 13 and April 14 at 8 p.m. in the Jr. High Gym. Tickets are $4 in advance, and $5 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from any cast or crew member.
Seniors who have been involved in a major production before, and who are in the drama class, had the option to direct a scene. Zech Ford, Chase Farris, Haley Burrus and Helen Johnson have taken up the challenge. They are each directing a part of our production.
The drama class itself has designed the scene, painted the backdrops, found costumes and wigs, created tickets, did publicity, found and organized props, searched for music that fits the scenes, created and distributed flyers and table tents around town, and the million and other tasks necessary to make a production happen!
The Southfield Stories by Alec Strum is a contemporary take on Canterbury Tales. In this comedic play, nine high school travelers are stranded at their local bus stop in the glorious spring rain. Out of nowhere, their salvation appears in the form of another high school traveler. She invites them into her home to stay warm and dry, and unknowingly invites in their stories. Each individual has a different yarn to spin, showing us his or her unique personalities.
We invite you to join us for The Southfield Stories!!