TUNKHANNOCK — The After School Players will present a performance of “Class Action” by Brad Slaight at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Dietrich Theater. For eight weeks, 25 middle and high school students have been preparing to present this critically acclaimed play that is a relevant portrayal of high school life.
The production is sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation, Walmart, and Wells Fargo Foundation.
After the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock reopened in 2001 and began cultural programming in 2002, one of the first programs that has continued ever since is After School Players, a free theatre arts program for middle and high school students. The last 14 years of After School Players have brought to the stage original plays written by the students themselves, plays written by the directors, and for the last two years plays written by established playwrights. This year Brenda Fager chose a play that speaks to the real emotions and feelings of the students, using script study, character study, and learning about “blocking” a scene.
“Class Action” mixes comedy and drama.
An original addition to the play this year is monologues written and spoken by the students. The assignment was to write and perform their monologues written from the perspective of a fairy tale character, such as Rumpelstiltskin, the Queen of Hearts, or the pea in Princess and the Pea.
Tickets for the play are $5 each and are available at the theater’s ticket booth as long as they last. For information, call 570-996-1500.
Information provided by the Dietrich Theater.