May 19, 2012 in Washington Voices

Student-directed play opens next week at EV

By The Spokesman-Review
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The cast of “Let Him Sleep ’til It’s Time for His Funeral,” from left, Beky Maxwell, Ted Wilson, Cheyenne Fenstermaker, Jacob DeMara, Nathan Jolstead and Madisyn Benge, rehearse Tuesday at East Valley High School. The comedy is a student-directed production. Stephanie Albertson is the director.
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The drama department at East Valley High School will present a student-produced play, “Let Him Sleep ’til It’s Time for His Funeral,” by Peg Kehret, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the school theater, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave.

Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, free for students with an ASB card, $2 for students without an ASB card. Children 12 and younger are free.

The play revolves around Edna, a loving wife, who decides to throw her depressed husband, Harold, a funeral for his 50th birthday party.

The cast includes Cheyenne Fenstermaker as Edna Dollefson; Jacob DeMara as Harold Dollefson; Beky Maxwell as their daughter, Elizabeth Dollefson; Madisyn Benge as Edna’s best friend, Millie Westmore; Nathan Jolstead as Harold’s best friend, Russ Westmore; and Ted Wilson as Mr. Jansen, a contest official.

The stage crew includes Shelby Weekly, Stefani Knapp and Rebeka Turner. Rachel Loe is the lighting director and Stephanie Albertson is the student director.

The drama department’s adviser is Don Krueger.

For more information, call the school office at (509) 927-3200.

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