Area schools present spring plays

By Praycious Wilson-Gay
Teen Arts Co-Editor
the Durham VOICE

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s the final curtain call for this year’s school performances.

Praycious Wilson-Gay, self-portrait.

The kick-off of the spring repertoire of performances was Hillside’s production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Naeemah Kelly said, “Willy Wonka was a lot of fun because it called for a lot of teamwork and the production had a positive mood the whole time.  Plus, it was fun working with a lot of candy.”

Durham School of the Arts is putting on a spring play called “And Then There Were None” which is based off the Agatha Christie mystery novel. DSA will be having shows April 22 through April 24th. The show on the 23rd is at 7:30 p.m. and the performance, Saturday, the 24th is at 3 p.m.

I had a wonderful time with my family at the spring performance for Collage Dance Company held at the school of Math and Science in March.  With family budgets being stretched thin, I have missed our family’s usual “cultural” outing.  I really appreciated the outing with my extended family.

There was music, dance and comedy all wrapped up by sharing a scoop of ice cream at a local shop.  It inspired me to encourage VOICE readers to take advantage of these school events by inviting friends and family members to attend the final calls of the season.

We post pics and send video, but sitting in the building is a much richer experience…and students love the support of their artistic endeavors.

Check out D4U on channel 4 for the rest of the upcoming Durham public school performances from elementary to high school.