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Parker School to put on play

Dramatiques, the Parker School theater group, will present its production of “In the Heights,” a four-time Tony Award-winning play which “tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood,” April 26 through May 5, playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the historic Parker School Theatre in Waimea.

There will be no show Friday, May 3. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and will be available at the door. Or, call 885-7933, ext. 7128, or email aalforque@parkerschool.net to purchase tickets in advance. For more information please visit www.parkerschool.net.

The community in the play is described as “a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.”

The play is directed by Parker School drama and dance teacher Angela Alforque and presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.

It will feature plenty of lively Latin-flavored singing and dancing.

Alforque said, “One of my favorite aspects about directing this production is having the opportunity to teach our students about the social and cultural aspects that inform the musical. African-Caribbean dance cultures, in particular, are close to my heart, as well as the history of immigrant families here in the U.S.; these are important inspirations