DeForest Area High School Drama Club students will be performing Playing for Time, November 7-9 (7 pm) in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. The cost is $5. A free senior citizen performance will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at 4:30 pm, with a reception by GSA at 4:00 pm.
Playing for Time is the true story of Fania Fenelon, a Parisian singer who is arrested by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz. There, she finds herself in a women’s orchestra founded as entertainment for the camp commandants. As long as the orchestra continues to find favor, its members will be spared the gas chamber. Fania is struggling with the corruption of what she holds most sacred – her music – and the morale of the orchestra members is being ground down every day. They are, quite literally, playing for time.
Students move on to sectional competition with One-Act version of play
On Saturday, October 19, DeForest Area High School hosted the District One-Act Festival. Four schools, including DeForest, performed a one-act 40-minute play, looking to earn a chance to go on to the Sectional One-Act Festival. The three judges unanimously sent DeForest on to sectionals. The Drama Club is doing a cutting of “Playing for Time,” in which they have 40 minutes to move on the set, perform, and move off the set.
On Tuesday, November 19, DeForest Drama Club will be performing the one-act version of “Playing for Time” for the public at 7:00 pm in the PAC.
For more information, contact Jan Williams at 842-6751 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.