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Play allows drama group to help others

Students in "Noises Off" include Margaret James, Tasha Barker, Trenton Fines, D.J. Flickinger, Andrew Cloud, Ray Celeste Tanner, Chris Albert, Carrie Minter and Chad Taylor.

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.