OHS Theatre Students Perform World Premiere for Playwright
Kentucky’s oldest high school theatre group The Rose Curtain Players made history on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the OHS auditorium. The Rose Curtain Players performed The Hope and Heartache Diner full length for the first time in the play’s life.
“It’s an absolute honor to be selected to debut a play. My hope is that the playwright saw the perfect representation of what she pictured when she wrote the play,” said Hayden Elliott, OHS student.
“It’s one thing to do a world premiere. It’s another to have the playwright sitting in the audience watching her words on a page become a story on a stage,” said Carolyn Greer, OHS theatre director.
Greer says The Hope and Heartache Diner is a production that will make you laugh, cry and give you a craving for home fries. Several generations of the Brown family have called Duke's Diner home. The family business has been home to not only the Browns but to a menagerie of interesting characters over the generations. Their stories create a tapestry of life in the diner and becomes the backdrop of Felix's story.
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Thanks to some guideline changes in community eligibility provision, all Owensboro High School and Owensboro Innovation Academy students will receive a no cost breakfast and lunch this upcoming school year. OPS students preschool through eighth grade and Gateway Academy students already receive a no cost breakfast and lunch.
Effective immediately, Owensboro Public Schools is using a new online payment system called MyPaymentsPlus. The new system allows parents and students to put money in students’ accounts, specifically their breakfast and lunch accounts online. Since all OPS students will receive a no cost breakfast and lunch, the accounts will hold money students can use to purchase a la carte items.
Owensboro Public Schools are celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the OPS Fine Arts Festival at the RiverPark Center beginning March 20 and running through March 30. This annual celebration of creativity in the arts brings over 3000 student performers together for 7000 audience members over two weeks of performances.
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