Charles County Thespians Ready Fall Playbills

LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 26, 2008)—Charles County Public high school thespians are preparing for their fall plays, which begin Nov. 6. All six high schools will be performing different plays from a variety of comedies, to talking animals to pandas in outer space.

Maurice J. McDonough High School starts the action with their rendition of "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," which begins on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The show will continue through the weekend, at the same times, and will end Nov. 9 with a matinee showing at 2 p.m. To order tickets, call 301-609-8198 and reserve a spot for the play. Adults enter for $10, students and seniors for $8. You can also visit for additional information.

La Plata High School relives a comedy of four young men dealing with the hardships of life in "The Boys Next Door." La Plata students raise the curtain on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., and will continue through Saturday evening Nov. 8, also at 7 p.m. Allow the actors and actresses to take you through their story for $10 for adults, $5 for students and $4 for thespians.

North Point High School throws on the leather jacket and revs up the engine in "Rebel Without a Cause." Their performance starts Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and will run until Nov. 22, also at 7 p.m. Adults can experience the fun for $8, and students and seniors for $5.

Thomas Stone High School starts its double feature on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., with follow up performances on Nov. 14-15, also at 7:30 p.m. "The Revenge of the Space Pandas," will be followed by "The Frog Prince," as the cougars perform two acts for the price of one. Thomas Stone is selling tickets to their performances for $7 per adult, and $5 per child or senior.

Westlake High School hosts performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace." The public is invited to share an evening with the Westlake performers from Nov. 13 - Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $8, student and senior tickets are $7 and thespian tickets are $6.

Henry E. Lackey High School takes the stage with "Sylvia." The story of a lost dog that is adopted by a loving couple will be acted out Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m., and with an afternoon showing Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and $6 for thespians.

To catch a sneak peak of any of the six high school plays, tune in to Comcast Channel 96 or log on to for the on-air schedule.

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