Going back to your high school reunion can bring up great memories as well as traumatic experiences and clashes with classmates. Oftentimes people wonder who’s changed the most and who’s most successful.
The Dupree High School Drama Department tackles this dynamic in the one-act play “High School Reunion” by Ian McWethy, in which the characters age from senior prom to folks in their 80s within an hour! The play shares how; after spending a fateful night together at their senior prom; five “frenemies” reunite at their 10th, 25th, and 65th high school reunions.
As they move through the decades, the prom king and queen, the party guy, the shy girl, and the class oddball are always hoping to prove to the others that they’ve made it to the “top.” Basically, a theme within in the play is that while high school is only four years, the desire to outdo high school buddies never fades away for some people.
Dupree students Shayna Farlee, Riley Tibbs, Trinity Leithauser, Zoey DeLaRosa, and Wyatt Lemke bring the play to life. They are directed by Patty and Mark Peacock. The play will be held at the Dupree School Old Gym/Stage on Friday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 PM.
From there, the cast will compete at the regional one-act play contest at Riggs High School in Pierre on Monday, Jan. 24.