All the world’s a stage

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 19, 2003

The kingdom of Camelot is having some trouble and it’s up to a lowly weaver named Threadbare to help King Arthur put things right again.

Sound exciting? The drama club at Dallas County High School thinks so, and they are betting everyone who watches their play &uot;Once Upon Camelot&uot; this weekend will agree.

This group of 22 very outgoing students &045; 14 of them are seniors &045; will be performing the award-winning play at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 22 at J.A. Pickard Auditorium.

Amy Reeves, drama club advisor and high school English teacher, said the students have been rehearsing for weeks in preparation for opening night.

Maurice Carter, 18, said he is really looking forward to playing the role of King Arthur.

Carter said he has been involved in the drama club for the past three years and knows a little something about being in the lead role: last year he was Wilbur in &uot;Charlotte’s Web.&uot;

Reeves said on Thursday and Friday afternoons the club will be performing for local elementary school students.

Drama student Brittany Anderson said the play can be used as a good teaching tool for younger children.

The 17-year-old said being involved in the drama club has helped her become better equipped for the real world.

For 17-year-old Mary Beth Sanders, staying in character is the hardest part about performing in front of a live audience.

The play will be held for elementary school students at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.

Reeves said there are still plenty of spots available for schools who are interested in coming.

Admission for the public presentation of &uot;Once Upon Camelot&uot; is $5 for adults and school children.

Reeves can be reached at 366-2232 for more information.