MHS Theatre announces 19-20 schedule

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MHS Theatre has announced its schedule for the 2019-20 season, and will once again offer five separate performances, capped by the musical Singin' in the Rain on April 30 through May 3 at the Performing Arts Center.

Two informational meetings will be held Thursday, Sept. 5 at the PAC. The meeting for students will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m., while the meeting for parents will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Fall auditions will be held on Sept. 9-11. Students can register for Theater Club here.

The season kicks off with the one-act play The Lottery based on a story by Shirley Jackson, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the PAC. The story was originally published in The New Yorker magazine. The play starts as people are assembling for the lottery. What family will it be this time? Only gradually do you begin to suspect the nature of the lottery as the play builds swiftly to its climax.

MHS will perform The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan on Nov. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. at the PAC. The 39 Steps has won two Tony Awards along with a Drama Desk Award. It is packed with non-stop laughs, more than 150 zany characters, on onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and romance. It also involves a man with a boring life who meets a woman with a think accent who says she is a spy. He takes her home and she is murdered.

Love/Sick, a play by John Cariani, will be performed on Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the PAC. It is a collection of nine slightly twisted and hilarious short plays. It is set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality. The 80-minute romp explores the pain and joy that comes with being in love and is full of imperfect lovers and dreamers.

MHS Theatre will perform William Shakespeare's As You Like It on Feb. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. at the PAC. It follows heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and eventually finds safety and love in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of characters, notably the melancholy Jacques.

Singin in the Rain performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 30-May 2 and a matinee starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.

Visit the MHS Theatre website to learn more.