BHS production delayed until January

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Berryville High School Theatre Department issued a statement last week announcing the rescheduling of its production of Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, originally planned to be presented to the public Friday through Sunday, Nov. 12-14.

Because of the director’s positive test for COVID-19 and subsequent quarantine, the production has been rescheduled for Jan. 7-9.

Director Meleia Lewis said she would have preferred to reschedule the show for an earlier date, but due to other groups and events booked in the BHS Performing Arts Center, along with Thanksgiving Break, the January slot was the only feasible option.

“One of the goals in rescheduling was to ensure that all of the students who had signed on to be a part of this production would still be able to work on it,” Lewis said. “Our other goal now is to make sure that the public is aware of the change of dates. We will do our best to remind everyone as the performance nears.”

Sense and Sensibility is the first high school theater production to be staged on the PAC stage. Additionally, while there are a few performers in the production who have theater experience, there are many for whom this marks their debut either onstage or backstage.

According to Lewis, the show will be an upbeat, humorous take on the novel by beloved writer, Jane Austen. She said she would like to thank all area individuals and businesses that are helping to bring the production to life, and believes the public will greatly enjoy the show.

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