RAISE THE CURTAINS: CCHS putting on first full play in years

COLUMBIA CITY — The 15-20 theater actors at Columbia City High School will present the first full play they have performed in years. The play, entitled “The Miracle Worker,” is directed by Play Director Shane Barkley with the help of his assistant director, Keith Gilbert.Barkley said the reason he choose this story was to stretch the students’ acting abilities.“This is the first play we’ve done in a while, and I told them we’re going to do something that’s going to stretch them a little bit,” said Barkley. “They really have to rely on their acting abilities.”The play tells the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. When Keller was very young, at the age of one, it is believed she had scarlet fever, making her blind and deaf. Sullivan went to Keller to teach her to finger spell and help her discover the world.The play will show April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $7, available from a cast member by request or at the door the nights of the show starting at 6:30 p.m.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the April 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.