Student play opens Friday |

Student play opens Friday

by Caryn Haller

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The Douglas High School drama department opens its production season this weekend with the futuristic drama, “Waiting for Sunrise.”

The student-written and directed play shows two weekends in the Douglas High School drama room.

“The DHS drama program is proud to help bring the vision of young playwrights to the stage and very proud at the amount of work and creativity that go into these productions,” drama teacher Amy Sando said.

“Waiting for Sunrise” is set in the future after a nuclear WWIII.

When a dictatorship took over, a group of survivors found their way underground where they had lived undetected for 100 years. When the play opens, a boy is sent above ground in search for food and supplies. There, he meets a girl who befriends him and together they work to protect what matters to them most.

“I had a dream one night about the apocalypse, and how it had to do with a nuclear war and what it made our world like. Then the very next night I had a dream about two people falling in love. I brought those two ideas together and started writing.” said playwright and director Hayleigh Green. “I want the audience to know that this is where we are heading if we keep up what we are doing. We need change. Also, no matter how far you think this world is gone there is always hope for a better day.”

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Show dates are 7 p.m., Dec. 7, 8, 14, and 15 and 4 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16.

Ticket prices are $5 in advance, and $7 at the door. Children under 5 are free.

For more information, call Sando at 392-1543 or email

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