By Victoria Fragione and Sierra Sherburn Posted March 3, 2010
Albert M. Lowry High is preparing for another play. This time it is “The Wizard of Oz.” The play is directed by Mrs. Corrine James.
The main character in this play is Dorothy, played by Tesha Nolan. Dorothy winds up in Emerald City after a horrible tornado moves her home. She is told by the Good Witch of the East to see the Great Wizard of Oz to see if he will send her back to Kansas. Along the way, she meets some interesting characters.
She meets the Lion played by Joey Lester who is looking for courage, the Tin Man who is played by JD Christensen who needs a heart. She also runs into the Scarecrow, who wishes he only had a brain. These characters then decide to go see the Great Oz, who they think can grant them the things they truly want.
The props for the play are decorated and well-crafted. The background for each scene took a lot of hard work from the Stage Craft crew.
When Jared Parks was asked how the play was coming along he replied, “I think the play is coming along very well and we are well prepared.”
He also said, “We have been practicing for three months and working hard every step of the way.”
The play will be put on for all elementary schools and French Ford students are also invited. There will be an evening performance for the public March 2-4 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and 3 dollars for students. On Saturday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. there will be a matinee and the cost will be $1.