The Play’s the Thing: DSBN Schools Put on a Show

Student talent and creativity will be on display at DSBN schools across Niagara as they put on a number of dramatic, funny and though provoking productions.

A.N. Myer Secondary School, Niagara Falls

Students will present a play they have written about mental health issues entitled “Headspace.”

Date: May 7, 7:00 p.m.

E.L. Crossley, Fonthill

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning and losing isn’t everything in E.L. Crossley’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Dates: May 2, 8, 9. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00

Governor Simcoe Secondary School, St. Catharines

Seymour and his fantastical, and slightly gruesome, plant are back for the Redcoats’ production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9. Curtain time is 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and seniors

Laura Secord Secondary School, St. Catharines

Students will take part in a presentation by MADD Canada, entitled “Aftermath.” It is the story of a young man who makes the decision to drive while impaired.

Date: Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Richmond Street Public School, Thorold

Students will treat audiences to a performance of “Annie Jr.”

Dates: May 6, 7. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

South Lincoln High School, West Lincoln

“The Shoe” written and directed by SLHS drama teacher, Meredith Short, is an episodic piece about how shoes end up on the side of the road.  Alternately funny, sad, scary and bittersweet, the play follows the lives of six different shoes and the people who wore them.

Dates: April 30, May 1. Curtain time is 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00

Stamford Collegiate, Niagara falls

“Invisible Wounds” is written by Stamford students and inspired by the works of Canadian war veteran Edward Brown. The play tackles the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The play was named one of the Outstanding Performances at the 2015 Niagara Sears Drama Festival and will also be featured at the Southern Ontario Youth Theatre Festival taking place in Windsor from May 22-24.

Dates: Invitation only event on May 6, 7:00 p.m.

            Public performance on May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $10.00, students $5.00

Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School

Students will present their award winning production of the classic Greek tragedy, “Antigone.”  This production was recently selected to represent Southwestern Ontario  at the Provincial level of the Sears Drama Festival in Hamilton.  The provincial performance will take place on May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Sir John A Macdonald High School in Hamilton.

Dates: May 22, 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the school’s auditorium.