Free night of theater at CSHS

Florence High School’s outstanding drama club will share the stage with the CSHS drama club Tuesday evening, April 29, at 7:00 to perform two one-act plays. There is no admission charge for the event.

“We want the community to see how accomplished our students have become on the stage,” said CSHS drama coach Henry Poole. “Everyone is invited, and we hope that removing the admission charge will make it easier for entire families to attend.

”We have enjoyed fantastic community support this year, and this is our way of giving back and saying ‘Thank you.’”

Both drama clubs will present comedies that they performed in this year’s South Mississippi High School Theater Festival. Both groups also shared the stage in Florence one evening last month.

Florence high’s play is a comic look at a dozen college applicants and how each one botches his or her pre-admission interview. Crystal Springs’ play is a parody of television game shows with ten high school students competing for the title of “Top Student” and a $100,000 prize.
“Our students have taken a nominally funny play and turned it into an absolutely hilarious one,” Poole said. “The twists and turns they have added to the script have moved this play to a much higher level.

“The interpersonal dynamic this cast displays is rare for high school students. It has enabled them to express their creative energy together on stage freely and without fear, and their audiences have reaped the benefits. This is really an exceptional cast.”

Nearly 50 students are involved in the theater program at CSHS. They have presented three different productions and seven different performances this school year.

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