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Junior Journalist Update from Eisenhower – By Sadhika V.

Eisenhower’s Play Club recently performed “The Snow White Variety Show.”

The play is a modern, fun twist on the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Eisenhower students as Snow White, Heidi Perbole and the Seven Dwarfs. Ms. Mobley and Ms. Mohammad were the directors and the supervisors of the club with two Eisenhower students as student directors to help the teachers manage the play.

In the play, Snow White appears on a reality TV show a few years after her main story takes place with all-around funny host Heidi Perbole. Full of many twists and turns, this play kept the audience of junior high students, parents and teachers attentive and absorbed.

The Play Club started in the middle of the first trimester and met every Tuesday and Thursday since, learning and remembering lines, testing props, painting sets and working hard to make the final performance spectacular. Auditions were held in October for parts in the play, and students who wanted to help but not be onstage were encouraged to  build and create sets and backdrops.

The play premiered May 3 in the Eisenhower gym for students and teachers, with a separate show for parents later that week.

Schaumburg’s local Garibaldi’s also held a fundraiser to support the Eisenhower Play Club.

Thanks to vigorous practices and dress rehearsals – and with restaurants, students and the school pitching in to help – the club worked hard to make the final night memorable.