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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians. 4:8

Diary of Anne Frank, Fall 2019

Crean Lutheran drama department presents four entertaining programs

The Crean Lutheran drama department, directed by James Whitson, planned a number of entertaining performances this school year. The performances included "The Diary of Anne Frank” November 7, 8, and 9 in the school’s Black Box Theater.

“Anne Frank is a great story and it never loses its meaning and its poignancy and its relevance. It gives us a little slice of what life was like and what they went through,” Whitson said. “Clearly, it’s an ageless, timeless piece and it’s also a really good script.”

The drama department also performed "It's a Wonderful Life Radio Drama” December 6 and 7. “People know the story and it’s done in a very lighthearted radio show,” Whitson said.

Two other producations are planned in the spring:  "Beauty and the Beast” March 19, 20, and 21 and “The Odd Couple” May 7,8, and 9.” Students have made commitments to prepare for the performances. “The students need to commit to after school rehearsals, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday for five to seven weeks before the show opens,” Whitson said.

This is the second year that Crean Lutheran has utilized the Black Box Theatre on campus, which can hold 60 to 85 people, according to Whitson. “This Black Box really helps,” Whitson said. “We did three shows in there last year and three more this year and we continue to learn how to use it and light it.” The program follows the verse “Philippians 4:8-13,” Whitson said. “Because it speaks volumes about God's desire for us to live joyful, Christ-centered lives.”

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