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Washougal theater students find ways to hold plays

The Columbian
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WASHOUGAL – Washougal School District’s performing arts hasn’t been lost in the pandemic – in fact, it has several upcoming shows, including “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry,” a production by Washougal High School that tells the story of the infamous 1939 radio broadcast. Streaming between March 19-21, it can be found by searching “Washougal” on broadwayondemand.com. Cost is $2.95, and each stream is available for the entire day it is purchased. “In late fall of 2020, 16 WHS performers came together, virtually of course, to rehearse a play,” said drama teacher Kelly Gregersen. “In late January, each student was videotaped individually in front of a green screen. Through February and early March, theater manager and alumni Marcus Bennett and I worked to edit the whole piece together into a performance. It’s a great glimpse into history and a fascinating tale. We hope everyone will enjoy it.” Jemtegaard Middle School Soundstage Club members also will present a pair of radio plays available for listening between March 25-28 on the district website.

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