The Princeton High School Drama Department would like to invite the community to attend the opening of Bethel Park Falls this weekend.
"For the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, our PHS artists, technicians, and actors lost their collaborative space and everything about rehearsing and producing our productions had to change as we worked remotely and reimagined our process," says Princeton High School Drama Teacher Julianna Krawiecki.
"At the end of the day, theatre and art are about community--the shared experience and meaningful collaboration. While we are still facing many COVID-19 restrictions, we are overjoyed that we were able to restore much of this process for our students this fall," she added.
Over 150 PHS students from all grades had a hand in creating the production ofBethel Park Falls.
Each art and tech crew student had a hand in creating the 145 hexagons on stage. There are 60 wood panels that make up the tree, 50 ceramic tiles are embedded in the rolling hill, 21 painted fabric flowers and 14 embroidered badges represent the joys to be experienced.
All of these individual pieces were assembled together by the tech crew to make up the "park" for the actors onstage.
"Each hexagon seen represents one person from the PHS Community that added something of themselves to make this production unique," said PHS Technical Director Jeff Van Velsor. "They are a population of the school that is finallyable to be in the same space, creating and sharing ourselves, our talents, our joy, our commonality."
The streamed show will air on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20 at 7:30pm on ShowShare by Broadway On Demand. The show is double cast and each evening's performance features different actors.
Tickets are $5.00.To purchase tickets and stream the show, please click here.
"The residents of the small town of Bethel are facing a crisis: Their beloved park has been sold out from under them and it's sending their lives into a tailspin. In nine interconnected vignettes, sixteen locals grapple with the loss of jobs, homes, and spouses, but find love, courage, and forgiveness as the park magically transforms through four seasons of the year in a single day. From a tired security guard trying get home to her kids, to a young mayor in over his head, to a nostalgic fisherman who can't seem to catch anything, everyone takes a fall... and picks themselves up again. BethelPark Falls drawsa group of complex, fascinating, funny people together into one poignant story about the spaces where communities connect." (Playscripts)
Above: Bethel Falls crew
- District News