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LJHS Dramatic Society presents Snow Angel


The show opens Feb. 28 and continues March 1, 7 and 8

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - 'Snow Angel' opens Feb. 28 at Lakeridge Junior High. The cast includes from left, top row, Eliott Wells, Jenna Wilson, Carly Wood, Anthony Varga, Ayden Korte; middle row, Lauren Monk, Sophia Petry, Chloe Rust, Matthew Barouh, Jevin Johnson, Kate Scwartz and bottom row, Yelena Friedman, Roy Raviv, Gaby Rouhler, Cole Sanchez and Spencer Hopkins. “Snow Angel,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire will open at Lakeridge Junior High School Feb. 28.

The opening act begins when the biggest blizzard in 107 years hits the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vt. Schools are closed and a group of 15 students head outside for what they think will be an uneventful and fun snow day — until a mysterious girl named Eva steps out from a snow bank and into their lives. What Eva is searching for — and who she truly is — becomes a mystery that baffles, divides and energizes the teens of Deerpoint.

The play is a funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery and the power of believing that is told through journal entries and interactions among the students over the course of the snow day. The main character, Frida, is a social outcast who is sad, angry, misunderstood and frustrated that others think she is strange.

“What I like about the storyline is that it brings the teens to a full-circle moment when their perceptions of Frida change,” said Amy Gretencourt, drama director at Lakeridge Junior High. “It also deals with the struggles many kids have with feeling ostracized — and the various ways they deal with being popular or not. The nice thing about getting through junior high and high school is that, on the other side, you find people who felt just as you did.”

The cast includes Kate Schwarz, Lauren Monk, Chloe Rust, Ayden Korte, Cole Sanchez, Matthew Barouh, Yelena Friedman, Eliott Wells, Spencer Hopkins, Jenna Wilson, Carly Wood, Sophia Petry, Jevin Johnson, Gaby Rouhler, Anthony Varga and Roy Raviv. Nina Heidgerken leads the stage crew as stage manager.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1, 7 and 8 in the school cafeteria. General admission tickets are $5 each at the door.

School plays are produced each year through a limited school budget and from proceeds derived from ticket sales, concessions and community donations. Contributions to support future performing arts programs are welcome.