Students to Perform at Fall Theater Night in Volcano

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Keakealani School, the current home for grades 5-8 of the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences. Volcanoschool.com photo.

The public is invited to enjoy an evening of entertainment fun with students of the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences Middle School. The young drama troupe will kick off their fall edition theater night on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at KMC’s Kīlauea Theater in Volcano.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will each perform a one-act play. Sixth graders will perform “Jingle Bells Jury” by Jay Moriarty; seventh graders will present “We The People” by Pat Cook; and eighth graders will perform “I’m a Teenager, Get Me Out of this Family” by Jim Garvey.

Admission to the performance is free; donations are gratefully accepted.


Play Synopses:

Jingle Bells Jury: A trial is being conducted in Candy Cane Courthouse. Young Jim Dandy has called Christmas spirit ’a lot of nonsense.’ A colorful parade of Christmas personalities tries to prove him wrong, including reindeer-in-training, an angel from atop a Christmas tree, wise men, and holiday shoppers. Even Mrs. Cratchit and Tiny Tim make an appearance. It’s up to the Toy Maker to discover why Jim is acting so strangely.

We The People: A committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized phrase by phrase from the Preamble, they show not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. Everyday life is showcased in both funny and poignant vignettes, offering a variety of moods as it explores the deeper meanings of the language of the Constitution.


I’m a Teenager, Get Me Out of this Family: Living with parents can be rough — especially when mom and dad are nothing but ordinary. So, when Julie and her mother get into a battle over curfew, Julie convinces her brother Johnnie to hold interviews for new and improved parents. Not to be outdone, mom and dad conduct their own interviews for new children. Faced with interviewees ranging from a militant father to a get-rich-quick-scheming child, “ordinary” doesn’t look so bad anymore.

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