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Students have worked hard preparing for play that is 'more serious than past fall plays'

PMG PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - Pictured is the cast and crew of 'Our Town.'

There are two more chances to catch Colton Drama Club's production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town:" Nov. 21-23 with doors opening at 7 p.m. and curtain at 7:30 p.m.

The play is held in the multi-purpose room of Colton High School, 30205 S. Wall St. The price of admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $4 for children five and under. The family rate is $15. The concession stand will be open.

CHS junior, William Lewis, who plays the editor of the small-town newspaper, said the play's storyline is about love and death.

"It opens eyes to what life is really about," Lewis said, "that you need to take advantage of what you have before it is gone. There might not be another chance. This play is very relatable to all of us."

"This play is a lot more serious than past fall plays," senior actor Mackenzie Rose said. "We worked really hard to put it together and bring it to life."

And the cast and crew do bring it to life. You fall in love with the characters and are amazed what they accomplish with few props. You sit there as part of the audience watching the actors eat a meal and you do not realize they aren't using utensils, watch the moms (played by Rose and Kayleigh Ledbury) in the garden stringing and breaking green beans and do not realize there are not real beans, just acting with nuance, or the milkman (Shasta DuBose) on stage pulling the cow through the streets.

Try not to miss this play. Not only have the students worked to perfect their parts in this timeless classic, they tell the story and the audience lives it right along with them.

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