Godwin Heights — Ninth-grader Liangie Perez Martinez admitted she likes mimicking characters she sees on TV, so when she heard that Godwin Heights was bringing back theater, she auditioned and became one of five students cast for the fall production. “The Ghost of Splinter Cove” by Stephen Dietz, is at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at the Godwin Heights High School Auditorium, 50 35th St. SW. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students, cash only, the day of the show.
“I got into theater because I wanted to know what it would be like and I wanted to experience it more and make sure I liked it… So far, I am really happy with it,” said Liangie, who portrays Cora, one of three children in a story about how the childrens’ imaginations unlock a family secret.
The COVID pandemic put the school’s theater program on hiatus, said Julia Knutson, high school ELL coordinator and the play’s director.
Knutson said the high school has slowly been working to again offer theater to its students. Last school year, there was a production in January. This year, the goal is to provide a more consistent schedule, which will include a theater class available to students during the second semester.
“I am really glad that we have the theater back,” said tenth-grader Isabelle Underhill, the stage manager. “We haven’t had a lot of electives here, and I think it is really good that the school is prioritizing creativity for students.”
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