GRHS to Perform Plays They’ll Take to State Thespian Competition

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GREEN RIVER — Get ready for two shows in one night by the Green River High School Theater Department tomorrow at 7 pm.

The two 30-minute shows are quick-paced with a hefty emotional payload. The plays were chosen to showcase the students’ theatrical abilities at the upcoming Wyoming State Thespian Festival next weekend.
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The local performances before a live audience are practice for the state festival, said GRHS Theater Director Bradlee Skinner.

The top 2 at the state level will be able to go on to the international competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The first show “The New Medicine,” as described by Skinner, is a “group of zany high schoolers exploring and examining the age old question of why do we rank and judge people when we know so little about them.”
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“Down Came the Rain,” the second show, is the story of 18-year-old Michael and his 14-year-old brother Brucie — who has been considered mentally “slow” since birth — venture out on a camping trip together.

It’s the story of two brothers venting some long-held frustrations and coming to terms with some very sensitive family topics.
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Students will also be competing on the technical side of theater, such as make-up, costume, and lighting.
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