Waupaca High School’s Advanced Drama class will present a 40-minute one-act play of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.”
The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the WHS Performing Arts Center.
Set during the Great Depression, “Of Mice and Men” tells the story of George and Lennie, two California migrant workers who have delusions of buying their own place. However, dealing with circumstances beyond their control, the tale turns tragic as they must face the harshness of reality.
“Steinbeck provides interesting characters involved in compromising situations,” WHS drama director and teacher Monica Reeves said. “Through rehearsals, the drama students have learned how to portray characters whose lives are vastly different from their own. Performing a classical piece of literature is rewarding and challenging.
Students performed the piece at the district and sectional levels of the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association, according to Reeves.
“The judges at both levels gave positive and insightful feedback for us to continue improving the production,” she said. “We are looking forward to presenting it for the public to showcase our work.”
The cast consists of Luke Harger, Jacob Hobson, Garret Johnson, Andrew Reis, Maggie Walkoe, Isaac Baumgart, Nick Jungers and Alex Harris. The production crew includes Katlyn Vicencio, Brooke Jacquet, Karyl Bump, Courtney Miller, Sidney DaWalt, Erinn Manteufel, Kristen Dahlk, Patrick Bauer and Liessa Broeckx.
Tickets are $5 or $3 for WHS students and can be purchased at the door.