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High school drama students to present ‘Little Women’

By Sean Downing
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Sean Downing Drama students at Pagosa Springs High School will present “Little Women” at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 21, at the school auditorium. The cast includes, in back from left, Teeka Murphy, Trent Stevens, Tyler Ybarra and Hannah Hemenger. In front are Jessey Hampton, Shannel Wilson, Johanna Laverty and Aryanna Rackham.

Photo courtesy Sean Downing
Drama students at Pagosa Springs High School will present “Little Women” at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 21, at the school auditorium. The cast includes, in back from left, Teeka Murphy, Trent Stevens, Tyler Ybarra and Hannah Hemenger. In front are Jessey Hampton, Shannel Wilson, Johanna Laverty and Aryanna Rackham.

Since early September, a dedicated and ambitious group of drama students at Pagosa Springs  High School has been working every night on a production of “Little Women.”

The production’s  opening night, set for Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m., is timed to kick off the holiday season with this classic story of love, family and sacrifice.

For those unfamiliar with “Little Women,” this is a story closely paralleling the author’s life,  set during the Civil War.  Along with a charming and romantic storyline, “Little Women” chronicles  the lives of  a family at home during war.  For those who are familiar with the story, there are  enough surprises mixed with your favorite parts to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Actors and actresses in the production are Johanna Laverty, Teeka Murphy, Hannah  Hemenger, Aryanna Rackham, Shannel Wilson, Jessey Hampton, Tyler Ybarra, Jasper Youn t and Trent Stephens.

When asked about this year’s cast, director Sean Downing said, “This is  an interesting group of actors, and this script is a real challenge, but I watched them become a  unified group, a family, which is what the story is about, and what theatre is about, overall.  I’m  really proud of the work they’ve done — it really has become all their own.”

This story was posted on November 21, 2013.