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'Help! I'm trapped in a high school' set at Couch school

Thursday, September 18, 2003

"Help! I'm trapped in a High School" will be presented Oct 4. This will be a dinner theater with dinner served at 6 p.m. and the play at 7 p.m.

The play was written by Tim Kelly and was selected by the drama class students.

The play is being directed by Sharon Mathis and Teresa Holder.

According to the directors, the action takes place in Public High School Security (PHSS), fondly known by the students as "Last Chance High."

The plot includes three Valley Girl types and a male friend who are sent to PHSS because of a computer mistake. Students who attend the school are incorrigible, tough and dangerous. (Last year's prom queen wore bass knuckles.)

The principal is an egomaniac who runs the schools like a prison: no one is allowed to leave, there is a harsh dress code and no visitors are allowed.

The staff at the school is weird, to put it mildly, and the school cafeteria serves only variations of spaghetti and licorice jello.

The school psychiatrist is attacked constantly by imaginary flying insects. The new student teachers are appalled at the curriculum.

When the students are at a breaking point, the Valley kids help attempt a breakout and discover a pleasant "twist" to the madness.

The play directors said there is a wonderful array of personalities in the comedy. Tickets may be purchased for $5 for adults, $4 for students for dinner tickets, and $3 for play tickets. Children under 4 are free. Play only tickets may be purchased at the door the evening of the play for $5.

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