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PVHS drama students will get a behind the scenes look at becoming a professional actor when the star of PCPA’s production “Fences” visits them on Friday, Sept. 29th.

Derrick Weeden also plans to talk about the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play that explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations and other themes from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. inside the drama room.

"It's an incredible opportunity to get to see "Fences" for free with our classmates then get to actually meet the lead actor and ask him all the questions that ran through my head as I was watching the play,’’ said senior Daniel Geiger.

Senior Alina Davila agreed, adding “I’m looking forward to meeting someone who actually pursued their dream of being an actor and made it.”

Teacher Shawnah Van Gronigen believes having the actor discuss the play with her students will allow them to “get a deeper understanding of this important piece of literature that deals with so many of the social issues that we are still dealing with today.’’


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