As the dates for the “1984” Hayfork High School play draw closer, the drama class works hard to put the finishing touches on the play, working with the HHS construction class on setting up the sets and the class HHS Media Arts Course on Multimedia.
Pre-sale tickets to secure prime seating are now available for performances on May 20, 21, 27 and 28 on the Hayfork High Stage. Show time is 7 p.m.; tickets are $10. To reserve your tickets, contact a student in the theater class (listed below), call the Hayfork High office at 530-628-5261, visit the Hayfork High School office, or email the director Joanne Tucker at [email protected]
As described by the editor: “1984” is a theatrical dystopia that follows the life of Winston Smith, a lowly “Party” member, who grows frustrated with the all-pervading eyes of the party and its sinister leader, Big Brother. .” It is adapted from the original “1984” novel by George Orwell by authors Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles Jr. with permission from Dramatic Publishing.
“Production of the play is going pretty well,” said Alan Buell, who plays the lead role of Winston Smith. “Everyone gives their all in performance and memorization. There is nervousness, of course, as the days until we perform diminish, but I have full confidence that we will do a fantastic job.
Other student actors are Samantha Castellanos, senior, as Julia; Cheyenne Xiong, senior, as O’Brien; Andy Yang, senior, as speaker; Charlie Vang, junior; as Syme; Sunshine Montgomery, senior, as Parsons and Goldstein; Siena Yang, junior, as Gladys; freshman Samarah Rhoades as owner; Freshman Quentin Horne, as Martin; Haumsiab Xiong, senior, as guard and stage crew; and senior Angelina Yang as a waitress, messenger, and stage crew.
Other student roles include Alyssa DeMoe, senior, as assistant principal; Jacalyn Carson, senior, as lighting director; Trinity Foster, senior, as artistic director; and second-year Gaochia Yang as the stage crew.
“During my second year as a theater teacher at HHS, theater students have shown ownership of the program by taking on all artwork, and the stage crew understands how much point they are essential in addition to the actors,” said Joanne Tucker, the director and theater teacher. “They all brought ideas and understood that putting on a play is hard work and a collaborative effort, so I can’t wait for them to enjoy the fruits of their labor at our May performances.” I hope to see a strong show of community support by attending one of the four nights, so that we can continue to grow the program and deliver another great performance next year.