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East Valley takes the stage

SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012

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. (Jesse Tinsley)
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. (Jesse Tinsley)

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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