“Once Upon A Time” the musical drama

photo credit: Alan Cleaver

photo credit: Alan Cleaver

“Once Upon A Time” presented at Warford, July 25-29

Warford, M.A. – Iwojimba North Side Community Theater will perform its seventh season musical drama, “Once Upon A Time,” at the Warford High School Theather at 8:00 p.m. July 25-28 and at 4 p.m. July 29.

The play was written as a modern adaptation of Albert Camus’ The Plague novel, first performed off-Broadway in 1958, then later to the Broadway stage.

Iwojimba North Side Community Theater is a group of bohemians, musicians and actors from five different localities along the north shore of Lake Sakakawea. Performers from Briah, Center, Warford, Pick City and Cleveland  gather up for three months each summer to form their own theater community.

Conway Carter, a Warford High School and University of Massachusetts  graduate and Wartburg Theological Seminary student in Lebanon, Texas, returns for his third directorial assignment. Carter directed “Annie Hill” for the group in 2013 and was the lead role in “Once Upon A Time” when he was still a high school freshman.

“The first drama I was ever in high school was almost 10 years ago on this very same stage and it happened to be exactly this play,” Carter Said.

One of the entrancing aspects about the Iwojimba North Side Community Theater, Carter says, is that it blends all the unique abilities of the performers from different backgrounds and localities.

“The real gem of this community theater is that it’s more than a community theater. Five different towns come together to create a new one that is formed by people from all walks of life. The Master and Slave in the show are actually husband and wife, and their daughter is also seen take to the stage. This is a real community,” Carter says.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and are available at the entrance. For more information on the Iwojimba North Side Community Theater, please visit their Facebook page.

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