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Drama

Hi,
My name is Sarina Kledzik and I am the sponsor of the Drama Club and I direct the Fall Play and co-direct the Spring Musical.  I used to live in Los Angeles where I worked as an actress before I decided to move back to Chicago to become a teacher.  I have worked at Eisenhower for 8 years and I have loved every second of it.  I love introducing students to my passion for the arts and I hope they enjoy their experiences in the drama program as much as I have.
 
Upcoming meeting times for Drama Club: Anyone is welcome and no experience is necessary!  We are in the process of planning out our year and I am welcome to ideas.  We already have tickets to see August Rush, the musical, on May 7th at the Paramount Theater in Aurora.  Our next meeting is Friday, September 14, 2018, in Room 136.  We will be meeting from 3:20 pm-4:15 pm.  This will be our last meeting until I return from my maternity leave in November.  
 
The Winter Play has been cast and I will post the cast list on the website.  The show is To Gillian on her 37th Birthday and is going to open Thursday, January 24, 2019 for a student/staff matinee that will begin at 3:45 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets will be $3.00 for students and $5.00 for staff.  Students will be able to take the activity bus home after the performance.  The show will also run Friday, January 25, 2019 and Saturday, January 26, 2019 and will begin at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  Ticket prices will be $5.00 for students/children and $7.00 for adults.
 
The show revolves around the Lewis family that experienced a tragedy two years ago. David Lewis' wife, Gillian fell from their sailboat and died, and since then he's been uninterested in other relationships. Rachel, their daughter, has been suffering during this period, as David ignores her and goes walking on the nearby beach, where he communicates with Gillian's ghost. Gillian's sister, Esther, brings a friend to the house in hopes of sparking his interest, but that only leads to complications.
 
Be sure to look for announcements for musical auditions because they will be in December and we will be producing the play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.