VHS presents original one act parody, ‘Midwest Side Story’

Vermillion High School students will be presenting the one-act play, "Midwest Side Story," written and directed by Mary Begley on Friday, Jan. 18 at the VHS Performing Arts Center.

 This humorous spoof of the popular 1950s musical "West Side Story" substitutes inner-city Puerto Rican and Polish-American gangs with South Dakotan east-side farmers and west-side ranchers.

This 45-minutes production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The cast and crew of "Midwest Side Story" have been busy in rehearsal this past week. The one-act play will be presented in the Vermillion High School's Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

(Photo by David Lias)

After Friday's performance, the students will take the show on the road to the Region IA South Dakota High School Activities Association's one-act play contest held at Yankton's Mount Marty College theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.

Cast: William Card, Nathan Presho, Natalie Swanson, Jacob Ford, Meghan Cameron, Savannah Kirsch, Marrisa Brady, Ruth Murphy, Dustin Fischer, Sam Pearson, Rachel Axtell, Allison Howe, Jim Yao, Katie Zimmerman, Leah Geis, Adam Ahmed, Morgan Fuller, Audi Colmenero, William Getzin, Ellen Hanson, Jakari Knight, Elly Miller, Jayce Whipple

Crew: Jessica Brady, Abby Weiss, Dylan Pritchett, Anjie Ge, Rali Sykes, Sara Marker, Lucas Hodges, Sarah Johnson.

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