The Leavenworth High School repertoire theater class, under the direction of Jennifer Morgan, director of theater at LHS, will perform “The Traveling Show of Jekyll and Hyde” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haymarket Square in downtown Leavenworth. It is the second year for the Theater in the Park program.
“It is one of those opportunities where it’s appropriate for all ages,” Morgan said. “The kids are pretty excited to be able to reach out into the community and the downtown area itself.
“It can be kind of a family day where you can go to shop and then you go see the show,” she added. “It’s a spoof of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ so it’s a comedy.”
Morgan said attendees are welcome to start coming around noon to watch the students put the set together.
“If people want to come and watch the erection of the sets just kind of from nothing, they’re welcome to come,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity (for the students) to really test their mettle as performers and it also gives them an opportunity to play to a different audience.”
Morgan said doing the show coincides with the mission of the LHS theater department.
“For us as a class, it’s hugely important because part of our mission … is that we include not just excellence in performance but excellence in community outreach and service,” Morgan said. “This is one of our community outreach goals that we have in bringing theater to other people where it is at no cost. It’s hugely important to us that we reach out to the community and make it available because not all families have that extra money.”
The show is free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be relocated to the LHS Performing Arts Center.