Potomac Falls High School
<lst>"A Tale of Nine Princesses" will be performed at Potomac Falls High School Nov. 6, 7, 8 and 9. The performances Thursday-Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.
Synopsis: "A Tale of Nine Princesses" is about nine princesses, each with a personality flaw, who are sent away by their fairy godmother to cure their flaws and return with a husband, all within a year. The princesses are Lillian the Loud, Evelyn the Exaggerator, Sheila the Smelly, Felicia the Flirtatious, Nancy the Nervous, Stephanie the Silly, Penelope the Proud, Iris the Interrupter and Lois the Lost.
<ro>Briar Woods High School
<lst>"The 12 Dancing Princesses"
Show dates: Nov. 13, 14, 15 and 21 at 7 p.m.
* Special Performance Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
Calling all little princesses — come in your finest princess dresses to meet and take pictures with the 12 Dancing Princesses after the show.
Tickets: Adults: $7, students: $5.
Script by Claudia Haas, adapted by Marilyn Gilligan. Loosely based on the Grimm Brother's folktale, "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."
Synopsis: King Oakley returns from a summit meeting to find that conditions in his castle have grown lax. With the assistance of his new diabolical servant, Fiorello, King Oakley devises a strict regimen for his daughters and no longer lets them leave the castle grounds. In an effort to break from these harsh rules, the princesses fall prey to the desires of the king’s faithful servant — Fiorello — who means to claim the castle as his own. Thrown in the mix is a gardener and a magical nanny, Fern. Castle-on-Whisperwood-Lake is turned into a place of longing and wishes for the princesses as they journey to the Land of the Muses where they hope to have their dreams come true.
<ro>Broad Run High School
<lst>"Radium Girls" will be performed at Broad Run High School, Nov. 13, 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 16, at 2 p.m.
Synopsis: Comedy/drama by D.W. Gregory. Inspired by a true story, "Radium Girls" traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, "Radium Girls" is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for nine to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts — friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates and myriad interested bystanders. "Radium Girls" offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth and the commercialization of science.
<sh>Stone Bridge High School
<lst>"You Can't Take It With You" by Kaufman and Hart will be performed Nov. 13-15, at 7:30 p.m.
Synopsis: The Vandefhof family have lived in the same Victorian brownstone for decades, under the cover of "Grandpa," who dropped out of the stock market 30 years before and has since encouraged his brood to follow their eccentric hearts wherever they lead. Round-the-clock, this cracked menagerie enjoy their accordions, ballet moves, Theramin tunes, fireworks designs, melodrama scripts, homemade candies, abstract masks and erector sets — so far so good. Until their youngest member Alice invites the family of her soon-to-be-fiance over — the buttoned-down Kirby clan, masters of Wall Street and New York's high society. When the fateful dinner comes a little early, the fireworks literally fly and when the Justice Department's G-men get involved, the whole mess goes from the frying pan into an even bigger frying pan. In Stone Bridge's off-the-wall production, the house itself becomes a main character, having been modified by Grandpa to be just as cock-eyed as the people who live there.
<i>For information on Dominion High School’s production, <a href= http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=320563&paper=83&cat=226>click here</a>.</I>