Jenks High School set to showcase ‘Grapes of Wrath’

Jenks High School set to  showcase ‘Grapes of Wrath’

An American classic will hit the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center Oct. 3, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 with “Grapes of Wrath”.

The production will be put on by the Jenks High School Theatre Department, which is led by Theatre Director Kevin Hurst and Assistant Theatre Director Jeannie Boudiette.

Each production will begin at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School PAC.

“We have been working on this and practicing for about six weeks, since the third day of school and it is crunch time now,” Hurst said. “The casting process went really well. We had about 125 students audition for the production with 70 being cast in the show. We have more students working the production through our makeup classes and stagecraft classes. Everything in this production is student-built and done by students.”

Hurst added he chose “Grapes of Wrath” because of the historic significance.

“It is a piece of American and World literature,” Hurst said. “It’s not just a show about struggle, depression and loss. It is a show about man’s humanity to man and facing tough times in life and that is the way we have directed it.”

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and students with an activity pass get in free.

Kyle Salomon

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