“The Traveling Lady” could appeal to new performers as tryouts approach

Auditions: Oct. 30, 31 Performances: Feb. 23, 24

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On February 23 and 24, Jackson Prep students will present Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady, but this is no ordinary overall production. This production is a cross-curricular effort that spans across multiple departments. For instance, the English department will use The Traveling Lady and Of Mice and Men to compare and contrast correlating themes and motifs. The woodshop, under supervision of Richart Schug, will utilize learned skills to build a set for the play. Other departments, such as: music, art and drama will be involved in the performance of The Traveling Lady as well.

The cold-read auditions will be held in the Lyceum at 3:15 on Monday, October 30, and Tuesday, October 31. Mrs. Wilkinson encourages students who have not been involved in productions in that past to try out because it fits in between the major sports calendar here at Prep. She believes that this production allows both first time performers to experience being apart of a play, and an opportunity for multiple departments to combine their skills to create something special. 

Stop by Mrs. Wilkinson’s classroom (127) to sign up for auditions.