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Spoon River Anthology performed by PHS Drama Club

By Olivia Barhorst

The Drama Club from Piqua High School  performed Spoon River Anthology on Saturday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Forest Hill Cemetery.

“The play was very unique in that it was taking place in the cemetery and explained human nature very accurately,” said Dakota Rench.

Spoon River Anthology is a collection of short free-form poems that tell the lives of residents in the fictional characters in Spoon River. Written by Edgar Lee Masters, it was first published in 1914. The point of these poems is to demystify small town American life in the 1910s.

The Drama Club includes many students: Daniel Klosterman, Matt Patrizo, Layne Patrizo, Danny Rudy, Olivia Barhorst, Caitlin Cromes, Ryan Burch, Dakota Rench, Devon Parshall, Courtney Bensman, Emily Wenrick, Luke Hanes, Corinne Crawford, Randy Crabtree, and Kenny Lyons. The director was Dustin Hornbeck, a History teacher at PHS, who now has 3 productions under his belt.

“I think that the cast was a perfect match for the types of personalities that needed to be portrayed for each character,” said Rench.

Tickets were just $3 and were sold at the production and in the Main Office at PHS.

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