Thursday, Valley High School students saw the first performance of a play with an important message.
More than 100 Valley students are involved in the performance. It's called "Kes" and it's based on a 1960's British Novel.
Ben Weinberg, a senior at Valley said, "It's a play about a boy who's bullied on all sides of his life: at home, at school, and everywhere in the community. And it’s about the struggle that he has, and also the hope he finds in a Kestral.” A Kestral is a type of falcon.
The teen in the story, Billy, raises the chick and it helps him cope with being bullied.
The students involved say they are excited to put on a show concerning such a relevant topic. Students believe the play touches those in the audience and the actors on stage.
Caitlin Edwards, a senior at Valley said, “We actually spent some rehearsal time, we all got in a circle and each of us talked about our experiences with bullying, and how it took a toll on our lives, and what we took from it. So we want to use this play as a form of helping other students with bullying.”
Opening night is Friday. The curtains open at 7:00. There's also a show on Saturday at 7:00 and a matinee at 2:00 on Sunday.
Admission is $7 for students and $8 for adults.
You can reserve tickets by calling 633-4000.