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    “It’s Alive!”

    Greenbrier Valley Theatre

    Woodrow Wilson High School Theatre and Advanced Placement Literature courses attended the viewing of Frankenstein yesterday, Oct. 24.  89 students were in attendance to watch the hour-and-a-half production at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Ms. Carson McKinney, an AP Literature teacher at Woodrow Wilson, saw the opportunity as an eye-opening experience for her students who have read the novel for her class. “I wanted them to have the opportunity to visualize the story, to see classics performed live. The show remained true and consistent with the novel, for the most part.”  Students in the course are expected to apply what they learned for their upcoming essay assignment.

    Mrs. Jerri Stack additionally wanted her theatre and English students to be able to see a live theatre performance and participate as audience members. “It was a cultural experience for all. The twenty characters were portrayed by seven actors The character development demonstrated was of a professional level, one that you would not expect to see in our backyard,” exclaims Stack.

    Mrs. Pamela Shrader also took her theatre students to the viewing. “There’s nothing better than live theatre! The best teacher for my students is experiencing in-person shows demonstrating the art.”

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    A current junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, Landon Skeens serves as Editor of the Eagle Dispatch. Throughout his time at the school, he has enjoyed many extracurriculars: drama club, theatre, newspaper, band, and chorus. However, the arts have always remained a constant in his life. During moments of freedom, Landon can be found reading psychological thrillers or classic works of literature. If you ever need to find him, don't worry just look for an iced coffee-filled Stanley. "Writing is tremendously important to me. It is not only an expression of myself but a physical manifestation of years of work, slowly improving my craft. The written has much power, influencing the reader’s perspective of topics.”
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