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Education Notebook: ‘Our Town’ runs at North Central

Thu., Nov. 8, 2012

Students Nick Fortner, as the stage manager, and Allison Ruster, as Emily Webb, rehearse a scene in “Our Town” at North Central High School.
Students Nick Fortner, as the stage manager, and Allison Ruster, as Emily Webb, rehearse a scene in “Our Town” at North Central High School.

North Central High School drama students will appear in the school’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town,” beginning tonight in NC’s Performing Arts Theatre.

Performances will continue Friday and Saturday and Nov. 15 through Nov. 17. Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The show is about people in the fictional town Grover’s Corners, N.H., in 1901. The cast includes Nick Fortner as the stage manager; Kyle Sogge as George, Allison Ruster as Emily, Jordan Leendersten as Dr. Gibbs, Karli Pound as Mrs. Gibbs, Theo Olson as Editor Webb and Madelon Dahl as Mrs. Webb.

Tickets are $6 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the NC business office or at the door.

For more information call Tom Armitage, NC drama director, at (509) 354-6219 or the business office at (509) 354-6240.

‘Survivor’ at MSHS

The Mt. Spokane High School Theatre Arts Department will tell the story of “The Survivor” in its fall production Wednesday through Nov. 16, Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the school’s performing arts theater.

The show is about a group of teenagers in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II who come together to resist the Nazis. Their plan begins with smuggling food into the ghetto. Their pact is that if anyone survives their deadly nightmare, he or she will tell their story. In the end, there was only one survivor.

The cast is Nick Lindsey, Jessica McQuarrie, Trevor Haley, Megan McQuarrie, Abbey Anderson, Bridget Stapleton, Bryton Martin, Grayson Sinclair, Jack Allard, Jack Burke, Morgan Barclay and Trace Bleeker.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door. The performance carries a PG-13 rating.

For more information call the theater office at (509) 465-7385 or the business office at (509) 465-7306.

Ferris’s ‘Charlie’ at LC

Drama students at Ferris High School will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. The production will be held in the Lewis and Clark auditorium because the Ferris auditorium is under construction. Performances continue Nov. 15 through Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17.

The family feel-good musical features Peanuts characters Snoopy, played by Kayla Rinaldi; Linus, played by Logan Birch; Lucy, played by Liz Brouwer-Wade; Woodstock, played by Ansley Buller; and Charlie Brown, played by Karl Cranney.

Tickets are $8 in advance and may be purchased in the Ferris business office or $10 at the door.

Sing to honor veterans

Students at Meadow Ridge Elementary School in the Mead School District will honor members of the Armed Forces with two Veterans Day concerts in the gymnasium today at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The guests will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences about their military service. Fairchild’s color guard will also present the flag.

For more information call (509) 465-6600.

Mead hosts craft fair

The Mead High School Band and Color Guard Craft Fair will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mead High School.

The annual event will include handmade treasures and baked goods. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the school’s band and color guard.

Admission is $1; free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call Sharon at (509) 720-6983 or email

Poetry Out Loud

Eastern Washington University is looking for high school students interested in participating in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition.

The national recitation competition, organized locally by EWU’s Get Lit! and the Washington State Arts Commission, is meant to inspire students’ creativity by incorporating slam poetry, spoken word and theater into English classes. Schools that participate will receive curriculum from the Poetry Out Loud organization.

Students and teachers interested in the Get Lit! programs can call (509) 359-6447 or email poetryoutloud509@gmail. com. The Poetry Out Loud registration deadline is Nov. 15.

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