When asked to describe the
Boswell said he expects a "packed house" for all the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances -- about 200 people each run.
Doors open each day at
EPISD's annual summer production enlists the help of the district's high schools. This year's ensemble is a cast of about 100 actors, technical crew and musicians.
"The greatest benefit is the students are not from a specific school they are more like a cohesive unit," said
The cast ranges from incoming high school freshmen to seniors who recently graduated, Manago said. The cast had six weeks to prepare for tonight's performance.
The play is about
Angry that his beloved team always loses, especially to the Yankees, Boyd makes a deal with the devil.
In doing so, Boyd turns into young baseball star,
Once he becomes the star player for the Senators, Boyd doesn't seem to care for his soul.
Things start to take a turn though, when the devil temps him with his attractive assistance, Lola.
It is through Lola's insatiable temptation that Boyd realizes life has much more to offer.
"When someone bashes his love for baseball, he will stand up for what he's most into," Harris said about the play's main character.
Harris said he is passionate about music and the
If someone "bashed" his favorite orchestra group, he would "back them up and will give you the pros and no cons," he said.
He added that Joe's passion makes him a redeeming hero.
Harris said he plans to study music at the
"When I saw the character Lola I was immediately interested because she was a big dancer in the play. She was this vixen character and I was just immediately interested." Harding said.
Harding, 18, graduated from Franklin in June. She said she plans to attend the
For more information, call the EPISD Fine Arts Office at 760-8520.
Time: Doors at
Dates: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Info: Contact the EPISD Fine Arts Office --
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