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Bolivar-Richburg Drama Department to Perform “The Election,” December 2 & 3


Two performances at 7pm in the BR High school auditorium

The Bolivar-Richburg Drama Department will present a one-act play, The Election, on December 2 and 3 at the Bolivar-Richburg Jr./Sr. High School in Bolivar.

Written by Jonathan Turner Smith, The Election follows the story of eight diverse high school students who are running for student body president. From the narcissistic varsity cheerleader, to the disdainful brainiac, and from the star quarterback to the tongue-tied farm boy, the candidate’s campaign speeches veer from the serious to the hilarious.

During the campaigning process, the students become aware of a significant issue faced by some in their student body: food insecurity and hunger.

“I chose ‘The Election’ because although it is very funny, it has a lot of heart,” commented the show’s director, Andrea Harris. “The issues being faced are real and can happen in any community. The show is an excellent example of art imitating life because it takes a real-lifeproblem for these students to realize their nonsensical feuding is based on nothing but their own biases. A quote by Walt Whitman comes to mind, ‘Be curious, not judgmental’”

Performances of The Election will be held in the auditorium of the Bolivar-Richburg Jr./Sr. High School in Bolivar on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public. In lieu of a ticket fee, attendees are encouraged to provide a donation of food or money toward the school’s Christmas Box Food Program. 

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