HHS hosting fall play at end of October

Published 3:43 pm Monday, October 22, 2018

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – The Helena High School Theater Department has been working hard since the beginning of the school year to finish a fall play, and at the end of October, there will be three different opportunities for parents and members of the community to see it.

HHS will present a satirical comedy “The Learned Ladies” written by Moliere and translated by Richard Wilbur on Oct. 25 and Oct. 27-28.

On Oct. 25 and 27 the play will begin at 6:30 p.m. and on Oct. 28 the play will begin at 3 p.m. at Helena High School.

Tickets are $8 and parking will be available on the cafeteria side of the high school.

The Learned Ladies was one of Moliere’s last plays he wrote before he died of tuberculosis. It follows the problems of Henriette, a young girl who only wants to marry the man she loves. However, her sister’s jealousy, aunt’s love insanity and mom’s approval of a different suitor will all pose problems for her to hurdle over as they would rather her be unhappy and with a boring luminary than with the one she wants.

Come and see this comedy mocking French manners and the blind pursuit of social status via “education.”

For more information, contact Jefferson Casey at Jcasey@shelbyed.org.