December 8, 2011 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: ‘Outsiders’ on stage at Shadle


Shadle Park High School student cast rehearses a scene from “The Outsider.” Pictured, from top left, are Geoff Katzer and Christian Killilea; and from front left, Isaac Uyehara, Sam Broemmeling, Alex Ramirez and Tanner Ransford.
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Shadle Park High School’s drama department will perform “The Outsiders,” a story about the “Greasers” and the “Socs,” two groups of teenagers on the opposite sided of the track and the tensions rising between them, beginning tonight at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

Set in a small town in the Midwest, the production is a powerful tale of how the Socs use their money to bully the Greasers and rule the school, and the Greasers, beaten up, often in trouble and ignored by their parents, can’t do a lot to stop it. But, in the end, the message is clear: the fighting must stop. Henry Seipp, Shadle’s drama director, said in an email, “The Shadle community expects a lot out of their high school’s performing arts program and this show delivers!”

The cast list includes Sam Broemmeling, as Poneyboy; Alex Ramirez, as Johnny; Steven Danielson, as Bob; Jacob Stailey, as Randy; Geoff Katzer, as Dallas; Tanner Ransford, as Two-Bit; Isaac Uyehara, as Darry; Christian Killilea, as Sodapop; Megan Larson, as Sandy; Jennifer Joralemon, as Cherry; Emmarae Corppetts, as Marcia; Lauren Gilmore, as Mrs. O’Briant; Logan Burke, playing the roles of Jerry and Paul; Florian Dudde, as the doctor; and Sarah Letsch, as the nurse.

The show will continue Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5.

St. Patrick Catholic School, 2706 E. Queen Ave., is getting ready for Christmas with its holiday décor sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The sale will include holiday collectibles, ornaments and giftware by Department 56. A local dealer recently went out of business and donated the collectibles, including Snowbabies and Christmas village collections, to the school for the holiday sale.

Proceeds will benefit St. Patrick’s School.

Spokane Public Schools announced that Bob Douthitt would take over as president for Sue Chapin of the School Board of Directors. Chapin served two years as board president. Jeff Bierman will continue in his role as vice president.

Deana Brower has also been sworn in as a new board member, taking over for retiring director Garret Daggett, who was acknowledged for 6 ½ years of service.

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