KENWOOD — King College Prep’s drama class is holding a special VIP performance of the plays of Zora Neale Hurston to raise funds to send student performers to the Illinois High School Theater Festival.
The school is holding a performance of Hurston’s seldom-performed one-act plays at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the high school, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.
Nearly 50 kids will get a chance to perform the one-acts over two nights at the festival at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, if enough money can be raised.
Principal David Narain did not say how much money was needed, but at Wednesday night’s local school council meeting he said students will be able to go if the show in the school’s little theater sells out of its $50 tickets.
Krista Wachob, the school's drama teacher, on Friday encouraged businesses in the neighborhood to buy tickets that can be donated to Chicago Public Schools drama students and said direct donations are also accepted before the festival on Jan. 5-7.
Tickets can be bought online at the event website.
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