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Theater students host two plays Monday


November 22, 2017

Star photo by David Martin

Sandra Figenser pretends to surf during one of the more humorous skits performed by actors in "The New Medicine Show."

Residents will have the opportunity to watch two one-act plays performed by Green River High School students Monday evening, giving them a glimpse at what the high school's theater students will perform at the Wyoming State Thespian Festival in Casper Dec. 1-2.

The plays, "The New Medicine Show" and "Down Came the Rain," will start at 7 p.m. at the GRHS Theater.

According to ticket information at, seating in the orchestra section is $4 per ticket, preferred seating is $5 a ticket and mezzanine seating is $3 per ticket. Residents attending will have the opportunity to provide the high school thespians with feedback prior to their Casper performance.

The first play, "The New Medicine Show" is written by Richard Johnson deals with a group actors attempting to answer why they have a social order and rank themselves within that order. The group act out hilarious and serious life situations to answer the questions posed by a director off stage. The play was named the 1993 Utah State High School Outstanding Play.

The second play, "Down Came the Rain," was written by Burgess Clark and examines two brothers on a camping trip. The younger brother, Brucie, is considered mentally challenged and his curiosity begins to annoy the older brother, Michael, especially when Brucie's curiosity turns toward wanting to know more about their mother's death.


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