North Delta students get dramatic

Sands Secondary presents festival featuring four plays this week.

A drama festival opens tonight at Sands Secondary School in North Delta.

The school’s theatre department is presenting a selection of student productions each evening for the duration of the week.

The productions will include the following:

– Ciao Baby by Kent Brown, Dec. 4 and 6

An edgy dark comedy in which adultery, academics and violence combine in the explosive relationship between three dysfunctional adults.

– Take Five, by Westley M. Pederson, Dec. 5 and 7

Imagine you are an actor on opening night trying to perform on a set that isn’t completed. Then one actor doesn’t show up, a man from the audience uses your stage phone to argue with his wife: this award-winning show is pure entertainment.

– Sherlock Holmes’ Last Case by Charles Marowitz, Dec. 5 and 7

Someone is trying to kill Sherlock Holmes. Now he greatest detective on earth must solve the case of his life. Come travel back to Arthur Conan Doyle’s foggy Victorian London to witness hair-raising twists and turns and outbursts of comic brilliance.

– Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell, Dec. 4 and 6

The fascinating story of five Calgary women as they endure the challenges of life in the second world war. This Canadian classic authentically recreates the music, the language, the heartache, and the hopes of this astonishing time.

Shows at the Student Drama Festival begin at 7 p.m. Sands is located at 10840 82 Ave.

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