Mark Your Calendars for WHS Theater Co.’s The Illusion on March 2 and 3

Come see Weston High School Theater Company’s one-act play The Illusion, on Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3 before these talented students take the production to the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival. The Illusion is a play by award-winning writer Tony Kushner, adapted from Pierre Corneille’s seventeenth-century comedy, L’Illusion Comique.  The story follows a contrite father nearing the end of his life who engages the services of a powerful sorcerer in a search for the son he banished.  If you have never seen a high school drama performance, know that it is an impressive group of performers. Always.

All performances are at 7 pm.  Tickets go on sale on February 25 and can be purchased here or at the door. The ticket price is $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors (65+). Thursday night is FREE for WHS students; all WPS faculty and staff receive one complimentary ticket. All tickets are general admission.  All performances are at the Weston High School Auditorium.

The Illusion is appropriate for middle school-aged children on up.

You can read more about the play at the Court Theatre’s site here.

The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival is a competitive program that typically includes 112 one-act plays produced by member high schools. The competition is organized across three levels–preliminary, semi-final and state finals. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level. Of the 112 one-act plays that enter the festival, fourteen will be selected as state finalists, of which three will be named winners. Two schools chosen from the state finalists will go on to represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.

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