The CVHS drama department will present “Stage Door” on Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 in the Center for the Arts.
The show takes place in a 1930s boarding house for female actresses. When a new girl named Terry Randall is transferred into the house, professional and romantic rivalry is sparked amongst the girls. The classic New York City story about ambition is also filled with lots of comedy.
One of the shows biggest theme’s is the love for the American dream and the perseverance of struggling artists. The 16 other actresses in the house fight off the constant discouragement that comes with wanting success during the Great Depression.
“The show showcases modern social issues from the 1930s era that many Americans still face today,” said Tori Speed who plays one of the actresses.
“’Stage Door’ is a wonderful vintage piece, but at the same time it is very current and timely. Each day in rehearsal, we discover something new about every character. It is also a great fun comedy that comes with great feeling towards the audience,” said drama teacher Tiffany Daily.
The show not only provides opportunities for students to act, but also to direct, be technical assistants, and ASL interpreters.
“The play features the entire advanced drama class and shows off all of our talents equally,” said Sakinnah Brown, who plays a lead of Bernice Niemeyer.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2 and 8. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 3 and 9. Tickets are $15 at the box office and $13 on the CVHS website. The drama department invites everyone to come out to see the students of their award-winning program perform “Stage Door.”