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Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater
Wind River High School student Tia Hampton, standing, offered advice to Zach Nossinger while Johnny Fenton and Andrew Murdock listened in during the student-authored play "Love in Applebee's" during rehearsals Thursday in the Little Theater at Central Wyoming College. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports

The performance staged by Wind River High School's theater department is based loosely on "A Christmas Carol."

Wind River High School drama students are celebrating Christmas in November during their annual showcase performance Friday at Central Wyoming College.

"We built a Christmas program loosely based on Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas (Carol),'" instructor Malinda Garcia said.

"The students have written their own scenes and their own pieces."

The scripts incorporate acting techniques such as stage combat and shadow theater, Garcia said. Other students have prepared monologues and duets.

"It's a little bigger than last year," Garcia said. "There are 24 (actors). It's one of the largest classes at Wind River for extracurriculars."

This is the second year the showcase has been held at CWC's Little Theater in an attempt to familiarize Wind River students with the campus.

Garcia said the college provides a better performance space for the young actors too.

"Our stage is a lunchroom," she said of the space at WRHS. "The other stage is at the elementary school, and it's difficult to get access with sports, classes and other things that frequented it. So we started partnering with (CWC)."

The show is at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Little Theater.

Garcia said anyone looking for more information can e-mail her at malindag@fre6.k12.wy.us.