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By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

The Chase County Schools drama department performed its one-act play, “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven,” at SPVA competition in North Platte Monday, taking second place.
Perkins County took top honors in the conference contest, while Maxwell finished third among the six schools competing, Individually, CCS cast members Kacia Smith and Tyler Talbott were named to the all-conference cast.
Now, the public may view the performance before the cast takes the play to district competition Dec. 1.
The play will be performed at CCS in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. Donations will be appreciated to help cover the cost of the production.
“The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven,” written by Alan Haehnel, was chosen because it features a large cast, and is a “really fun play,” according to Director Jill Bauerle.
It’s the story of a 16-year old girl who procrastinates about writing a school report.
In a dream sequence, Jane reviews the overwhelming obstacles preventing her completion of the report.
The cast represents such things as the set—desks, chairs, beds—as well as the obstacles in her dream.
Bauerle and her assistant, Ranae Kralewski, are working to create an impressive and entertaining play. It’s a challenge, Bauerle said, because of the lack of stage directions, the necessity of creativity and imagination, as well as the large cast.
Audiences of all ages will enjoy the play, Bauerle said.