Torture, escape, laughs

Published on Thu, Mar 22, 2001
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Torture, escape, laughs

Blaine middle school drama students will present Tim Kelley’s “Help! I’m Trapped in High School,” this weekend, treating audiences to a rollicking ride through the high school from hell.

The comedy follows three pampered teens who find themselves transferred to Public School Maximum Security, headed by an egomaniac principal who runs the school like a penitentiary: no visitors, a strict dress code and nobody leaves. He is joined by an oddball cast of school staff members, ranging from a dietician who serves nothing but spaghetti loaf and licorice Jello to a counselor victimized by flying insects. Of course, they have to break out, and how they do it will have the audience howling.

Over 40 middle school students are involved in the production, which is directed by Victoria Mallahan and Nancy Reilly. Heather Jones and Tom Burton have assisted with the production.

Shows are March 23 and 24 at the Performing Arts Center, and start at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission but donations will be accepted at the door.

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