GHV Jr. High Theatre Arts performs two plays

The cast of the GHV 8th Grade production of “A Christmas Carol”: (front, from left) Ciara Hartema, Andrea Fox, Joslyn Kiss, Alexis Wilkinson, Logan Smith, Keagen Buchda, (back row) Holly Piper, Emily Martinson, Madison Barrett, Carly Joynt, Austin Richardson, Seneca Echelberger, Ben Stinnett and Conner Thomas.

Rebecca Peter | The Leader

VENTURA – The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future once again haunted Ebenezer Scrooge in the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Junior High production of “A Christmas Carol.” The 7th-8th Grade Theater Arts classes at GHV Middle School recently gave performances for students and parents.

“I picked this play because I liked the idea of teaching a great traditional, holiday-based story to the middle school students,” said director Patricia Norman, junior high theatre arts teacher. “Also, I knew it would be challenging, and the Advanced Theater students would have opportunities to learn a great deal about being multiple characters, having fast costume and character changes, and how to manage several set changes.”

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The beginning theatre arts class also performed the comedy “The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield – the Town Where Nothing Ever Happens” by Stephen Frankenfield. Norman chose the play for its humor and cast size.

“My hope for this class is that they learn a wonderful tale, and appreciate the challenges of presenting something normally seen in movies to the live stage,” Norman continued. “And, as always, I want them to go home afterwards with a deep love and appreciation for live theater.”

Read the complete story in the Dec. 19 Leader.