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Drama Club Prepares For Spring Production
Items in the suitcase come into question as cast members struggle to open it – or keep it closed – as part of the action in ‘You Can’t Get There From Here’ on stage at Escalon High. Shown, Katie Beall, left, Travis Moore and Angela Simoes.

Learning their lines, getting their blocking down, taking direction – members of the Escalon High School Drama Club are hard at work getting ready for their spring production.

“This cast is almost the same as the fall play with the addition of Jake Dietzel,” noted director and EHS teacher/Drama Club advisor Erin Headley. “I love the witty dialogue and the farcical nature of the play.”

Staging a two-act play by Pat Cook titled “You Can’t Get There From Here,” cast members include seniors Jake Dietzel, Travis Moore and Emme Altamirano; juniors Katie Beall, Nestor Flores, Shelby Strock and Angela Simoes; and sophomore April Strand.

The action follows a young journalist in search of a missing famous writer, hoping to find a story. He ends up finding more than he bargained for, noted the director.

“It opens with a ridiculous situation, and it just grows from there,” Headley explained. “The students do a great job bringing the story, which is funny and sweet, to life.”

With rehearsals well underway, the cast and crew is also busy with creating scenery, gathering props and putting the finishing touches on the production.

The play is scheduled to be presented in the EHS Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. and there will be two shows on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Admission is $7 for students and $10 for adults. The play, with a brief intermission between acts, runs about two hours. Tickets can be purchased at the school during the week of the play and they will also be available at the door.

Headley said there is plenty of satirical comedy, a love story, and some surprises along the way.

“It is family friendly, and people of all ages should find something to appreciate,” she said.

A little bit of palm reading is going on but Escalon’s April Strand, left, is a bit skeptical over the accuracy being provided by palmist Shelby Strock. The Drama Club will present ‘You Can’t Get There From Here’ on Friday, April 12 and two shows on Saturday, April 13.