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Plainfield high school stages come alive this fall

11/2/2017, 10:01 a.m.
Support live theater with a trip this fall to see a performance staged by one or all of the Plainfield ...

District 202’s four high school auditoriums will be very busy in November as the schools present their fall plays.

This year’s lineup includes:

Plainfield High School-Central Campus will present “Miracle on 34th Street,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017; and at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Kris Kringle changes the city of New York with his kind ways and idea that, if you believe, anything is possible. One person sees him as deluded and dangerous and plots to have him put in a psychiatric hospital. Kringle ends up in court as a defendant against the state of New York. Can a young lawyer convince the court and the world that Kringle is indeed Santa Claus?

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Contact PHSCC bookkeeping office at (815) 436-3200.

Plainfield South High School will present “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” at 7 p.m. Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017.

This comedy is about a creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which the mysterious Stage Door Slasher murdered three chorus girls. The team is producing a new show at the estate of a wealthy theater lover. The estate is a mystery of its own.

Will the audience learn the identity of the Stage Door Slasher before more lives are lost and plays are ruined?

Tickets are available at the door for $7 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and veterans. Contact Susan Kamrowski at skamrows@psd202.org.

Plainfield North High School presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Set in 1940s Las Vegas, the play features four star-crossed lovers who end up in a forest full of magic and sprites. The lovers find themselves confounded and confused in the magical forest thanks to love spells cast upon them by these fairy tale creatures.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. Tickets will be sold at the door, or weekdays in the PNHS main office. Call (815) 609-8506 or contact Lori Kraus at lkraus@psd202.org.

Plainfield East High School will present “Pride and Prejudice,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 16; Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017; and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017.

“Pride and Prejudice” is the story of Elizabeth and Darcy, their terrible first impressions and overcoming individual flaws to find love.

Tickets are $7 adults, $5 for District 202 staff and students, senior and children younger than 5.

Tickets will be available in the PEHS Student Services office from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays or at the door.