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Glencoe Senior Showcase features original drama

Glencoe High School drama students' creativity is once again on display.

Glencoe High School drama students have had an incredibly busy school year, staging an original, improvised murder mystery, 'Who Killed Toto?' as a fundraiser for its 2011 performance of 'The Wizard of Oz.'

The students' creativity is once again on display with 'Senior Spotlight,' a series featuring 80 students and 13 plays taking place Feb. 22-25.

Among the pieces is an original work by senior Adam Heyen, whose play is accompanied by 13 shorts adapted and directed and co-directed by 15 other seniors. Wednesday and Friday feature six plays, while Thursday and Saturday feature the remaining seven.

In all, 80 students from all grade levels will take the stage, in addition to 10 technical crew members, making it a completely student-run production.

Along with Heyen's original piece, eight of the 13 'Senior Spotlight' plays contain writing and direction by Glencoe seniors, including Rebecca Baugh, Jake Malstrom, Nicole Kulick, Matt Kishlock, Xander Henry, Elise Hampton, Miranda Leyson, Isaiah Bradley, Samantha Matsumoto and Larissa Vanderwall. Other directors and co-directors include Alex Lyman, Alicia Gomness, Sean Clendenon, Anni Reilly, Leah Burcham and Chelsea Gritz.

The 'Senior Showcase' takes place Feb 22-25, 7:30 p.m. at Glencoe High School, located at 2700 NW Glencoe Road in Hillsboro. To learn more, call 503-844-1900.



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