UNION — The Union County High School GT Drama class will offer a perfect opportunity for those who have a sweet tooth and a love for the arts.
The UCHS GT Drama class will present Dessert Theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday in the UCHS Cafetorium. The event will be separated into three parts, including intermission.
Part one will feature a GT Drama variety show, including songs and dances by members of the GT Drama class.
The variety show will be followed by an intermission, during which dessert will be served with either coffee or tea.
Part two of the event will consist of a performance of the GT Drama class production of “Perspective,” a one-act play by Paul C. Elliot. The cast consists of Bess Lawson, Trey Smith, Madi Gardin, Jessie Cantrell, Brittany Moore, Connor Randall and Zyquan Henderson.
The Samuel French website describes the play, saying, “It attacks slowly, turning your loved ones into deformed images of themselves. Shocking, horrifying yet at times even humorous, ‘Perspective’ forces you to view life through the eyes of a schizophrenic.
The class performed the play last Sunday at the Newberry Opera House as part of the South Carolina Theatre Association Secondary Festival. Teacher and director Ralph Lawson said the class decided to perform the show again — as part of Dessert Theatre — as a way to raise funds for their upcoming trip to New York.
Lawson said extracurricular activities such as performances and field trips are most important to students’ education. He said that while the class performed during the festival in Newberry, students were also able to watch performances from other schools while they were there. While in New York, the students will be exposed to professional theatre at its best — on Broadway.
Staff Writer Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 29, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.