November 10, 2012 in Washington Voices

East Valley takes the stage

By The Spokesman-Review
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From left, Jess Johnson, Nicole Estabrooks and Nathan Jolstead rehearse a scene from “In the Middle of Grand Central Station” in the East Valley theater Wednesday.
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The East Valley High School drama department is staging “In the Middle of Grand Central Station.”

The play follows a teenage girl living in New York’s Grand Central Station while she tries to find her place in the world. It’s based on a true story.

Performances will be Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 3 p.m. at the school, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave.

Admission is free for students with an ASB card, $3 for senior citizens, students without ASB and children 12 and younger, and $5 for adults.

The cast: Nicole Estabrooks as Marty de Silva, a 15-year-old runaway; Thane Stevens as Julius Karpos, a police officer; Nathan Jolstead as Dixon Haney, a social worker; Kent Ohlstrom as Dino, a street kid; Rachel Loe as Emily Demerest, a school girl; Jess Johnson as Professor Searson, a homeless man; Shantewa Jolstead as Ann de Silva, Marty’s mother; Stefanie Knapp as Erma, a homeless woman; Andrea Morris as Pearl, a homeless woman; Jayde Conger as Peg, a homeless woman; Chad Mathias as Vince; and Ted Wilson as Errol.

The department is directed by Nicole Talbert.

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

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