The drama starts with the installation of the very first traffic signal in a small, unnamed American town
Battle Ground High School Drama will present “One Stoplight Town,” a play based on the book by Tracy Wells.
“The idea of a show that connects to a small town facing change reminded me of Battle Ground when I started teaching in the district 13 years ago,” said Director Stephan “Cash” Henry. “I like how real the characters are, how relatable they are to people I know and to situations I have been in.”
“One Stoplight Town” starts with the installation of the very first traffic signal in a small, unnamed American town — the kind most people just drive right through. That literal sign of progress sparks a variety of reactions among the people who live in the area.
“No matter how old we are, change is a hard thing to get over,” said Logan Lowery, who plays old-timer Clarence. “That’s why I love this play; it does not overcomplicate change, but shows how it works.”
There will be six showings, Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at The Lair inside Battle Ground High School. All shows start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door (cash only) or available online.
Tahlia Maya, a junior who plays Trish, the town handywoman, said she loves the banter between the various characters. “I like how we bounce off each other and you can see the difference of characters when we’re all in scenes together,” she said.
“I really enjoy working on building the set,” added Brynn Fox, a junior who plays Sally. “Drama is getting to do whatever job you want, and everyone helping each other.”
Brooklynn Baxter plays Barb, the owner of the town grocery store. “I love the audience,” the senior said. “I love knowing people are laughing with my character.”
“One Stoplight Town” is presented in arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Il.
Information provided by Battle Ground School District.
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