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Play allows drama group to help others
King George High School Theatre will present “Noises Off” at the school this week, each night at 7 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday.
The play, a comedy, is the journey through the struggles of putting a play together with missed cues, misused props and behind-the-scenes dramas.
Cost for the play alone is $8 for adults, with children under 6 free. For those interested in dinner, which is served at 5:30 p.m, the cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
The theater department defines itself as “a theater of purpose,” said Heidi Hopkins, a parent who also volunteers with homeless groups in Fredericksburg. The department will collect canned and boxed food at each performance for needy families. It has donated between $5,000 and $12,000 each year to various causes. They include groups such as Relay for Life, helping pay medical expenses for a student injured in a car accident and donating money to homeless agencies.
In addition, residents of the Hope House, for victims of domestic abuse, and several homeless people were treated to a dinner and a special performance of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” in February.
For more information, contact the school at 540/775-3535.