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Mercy's Fall Play

August 27, 2019
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School’s fall play will be Front by Robert Caisley, winner of the 1996 Kennedy Center/Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award. Set in England during the Blitz in World War II, a number of struggling individuals and families come to terms with war and loss. The cast includes 24 girls and three boys from neighboring high schools. 

Performances of the play are October 25 and 26 at 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on October 27 at Franey Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students, and $5 for Mercy students. Tickets can be purchased online.

"I chose this play because I felt it was important to address the perseverance of women during wartime,” said Mercy theatre director Mr. Joshua von Kampen. “With husbands and sons abroad on the war front, the women of London fought on their own front at home to survive bombing raids while trying to maintain a semblance of normal life. This show is a great opportunity for our students to create a gripping performance of historical drama. Though the subject matter is dark, a play like this can be an excellent tool to shine a light on understanding those who fight to persevere today, inspired by examples from the past.”

 

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