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2 Be ? – Original Play Debuts in San Marino

2 Be ? Original Play - San Marino High School debut

2 Be ? – World Premiere by San Marino High School Drama

San Marino, California – Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be invited for a run through of a totally original, new play that will be presented to the community tonight and tomorrow – 2 Be?

The play was written and directed by Blake Williams and will be presented at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scottland next month.  San Marino High School received this prestigious invitation, as one of only 42 United States schools, to represent their school and our community.

In speaking with Blake Williams, she wanted to showcase the talents of the performers in a totally unique way.  This play is about the students, teenagers that have to deal with an over abundance of technology, the pressures from home and the ever-changing world filled with uncertainty.

2 Be? explores emotions that we all, teenagers or not, have to grasp with in an unconventional presentation.  The actors had only 4 weeks to rehearse, but you wouldn’t know it.  Their passion for the subject is apparent and the acting and presentation is superb.

Please stop by to see this original play and support the Drama Department during their fundraiser performance!

2 Be ? An original play by SMHS drama department - Fringe Festival

Here’s the Press Release that was sent by the Drama Department earlier in the week:

World Premiere 2 Be ?

July 15 & 16, 2011

In just a few weeks, SMHS drama students will represent our school and our community at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest theatre festival in the world, as one of only 42 high schools in the United States to receive this prestigious invitation.  Our director, Blake Williams, with the help of drama students. has written an original play for the occasion.   2 Be? is a FUN, HIGH ENERGY, MUSIC FILLED, original unconventional theatre piece that explores the over stimulus of the human mind in today’s new technological age.  It’s an experience YOU CAN’T MISS!

2 Be? debuts on the Webb stage at 7:00PM, Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. The show runs approximately 1 hour, with no intermission.  Immediately after the performance, theatre-goers may choose a scrumptious dessert from our complimentary dessert bar and return to the Webb for a Q&A session with the director and student actors.

Please join us for either (or both) of these fundraising performances before we take our show on the road. Tickets are $20 each. A limited number of student tickets are available for $10 each for seating in the back three rows.  For ticket information, contact [email protected].  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

2 Be ? Cast


San Marino High School
Webb Theater
2701 Huntington Drive
San Marino, California 91108

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