November 23, 2013
Local high school students are putting on an award-winning double-feature this weekend.
The Albemarle High School drama department recently came in second in a statewide competition for Shakespeare's R&J and qualified to go on to a national competition this spring.
On Sunday, the school is performing the the play. Money raised will help to send the kids to the nationals.
The all-male play, which examines male relationships, will be part of a double bill that also includes Steel Magnolias, which examines all-female relationships.
"There are a lot of similarities because these small groups of people form these really big bonds," said Olivia Wild, an AHS junior and actor in Steel Magnolias.
"I had people come up to me and say, 'this show made me want to be a better person.' And it's just something that we want to share with the community because it's really a work of art," said Joey Wharton, AHS Junior and an actor in Shakespeare's R&J.
Steel Magnolias began its run Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday.
If you would like to go see either play, visit the AHS Presents website for the times and ticket pricing.