Archive for Friday, March 30, 2007

Students to pay tribute with play about school

March 30, 2007


Student actors will take the stage one last time at South Junior High School's theater for "The Legacy of the Land: South Pays Tribute."

Spanning the time Louisiana Street was the Oregon Trail, to the mid-1960s, when the round school was built, South's last play pays tribute to the land and the building.

The round school at 2734 La. will make way for a new building next door starting in August.

South's building isn't the only thing that's round. So is its stage, which made producing plays a challenge.

"In the last play we had a line that kind of made fun of the round building, so in this play I wanted to acknowledge the coolness of the round building," said Linda Johnston, the director. "I (also) wanted to kind of save the reputation of the architect who designed this place."

The play is as historically accurate as possible, so you may see people you know portrayed on the stage and things from around South that are familiar, Johnston said.

Students say they'll miss the old school.

"It's kind of weird, I mean, just the weirdest thing is that we're not going to be here any more," said ninth-grade actor Joyce Bohling.

The first performance will be at 7 tonight. Other performances are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.


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