April 15, 2010 in Washington Voices

Ferris presents ‘Our Town’

By The Spokesman-Review
Courtesy of Mary Cooper photo

Weston Hambleton as George Gibbs and Victoria Gust as Emily Webb in Ferris High School drama department’s production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Courtesy of Mary Cooper
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Ferris High School’s drama department will present “Our Town,” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. at Ferris. The show will run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and April 23 and April 24 at 8 p.m.

The production of Thornton Wilder’s classic will feature the acting talents of students Victoria Gust as sweet and innocent Emily Webb and Weston Hambleton as George Gibbs. Supporting cast members include Alia Thorpe, Elizabeth Brower-Wade, Mitch Heid, Collin Skipper and Jacob Newell.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $7 at the door.

For more information call Ferris High School at (509) 354-6000.

KSPS to air schools forum

Community members will have the opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools when “Educating Spokane” airs Wednesday on KSPS, channel 7 at 7 p.m.

Sue Chapin, the school board president, Directors Jeff Bierman and Garret Daggett, along with Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from the public.

To ask a question, call (509) 354-7711.

Mead stages ‘Murder’

The Mead High School Theatre Department will present “Murder at Club Swing,” next Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m.

The audience-participation event will be set in a 1940s nightclub. Dinner will be served in the Mead High School Mall and will include salad, bread, spaghetti with a choice of sauce, dessert, and beverage at 6:30 p.m.

Drama students will interact with the audience to provide clues as to the identity of the murderer. The evening also will include a bad-poetry contest for audience members and musical entertainment, as well as a raffle and silent auction.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (509) 465-7008.

Proceeds will benefit the Mead Theatre Department to support productions, field trips and workshops.

Concert celebrates poetry

Mead High School orchestra and band students will join the Spokane Symphony in concert on Wednesday at Mead High School at 7 p.m.

According to a news release from the Mead School District, “The Power of Words vs. the Power of Music” was created by Spokane Symphony Maestro Eckart Preu and will celebrate National Poetry Month.

The concert will include classical works by Beethoven, Barber and Rossini. Mead drama students will also perform dramatic introductions to the pieces.

General admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available in advance at the Mead High School business office or at the door, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Rummage sale at Ferris

Students and families raising money for the Ferris High School 2010 Senior All-Nighter will have a rummage sale April 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sale in the Ferris cafeteria will include household items and furniture, craft supplies, exercise equipment and more.

For more information, call (509) 534-8972.

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