West Chicago Community High School Presents “The Complete History of America” Sept. 7-9

WCCHS students (l to r) Andres Espinoza, Neve Ryan, Ricky Gieser, Ken Correa, Lexi Gountanis, Megan Kordik, Ryan Castiglia, Nora Zamora, David Brown, Sammy Incrocci, Noemi Lara, and Abbie Lundblad rehearse for “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” to be performed September 7-9.

“The Complete History of America” Sept. 7-9

Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School begins their 2017-18 season with an amazing comedy “The Complete History of America (Abridged)”. Performances are September 7, 8 and 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

This satirical look at our society is a fast-paced romp from the founding of America to today. It is intended for high school and adult audiences, answering the question, “How did Americans get to be who we are today?”

Ricky Gieser, Wego Drama’s President states, “This production is fun!  I can’t stop laughing.  I can say this for sure; history is not boring.”

Ken Correa continues, “The idea of transforming is really cool.  Rehearsals have been history lessons that break into laughter as we put the satirical spin on the last 400 years.”

Neve Ryan concludes, “I think our audiences will enjoy the wit and fun of it. We all play a whole range of characters, so it is a constant surprise to our audience.”

“The Complete History of America (Abridged)” will run for three performances on September 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m. at West Chicago Community High School, 326 Joliet Street, West Chicago IL 60185. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults and are available at wegotheatre.com or at the door.

The company of actors and crew for the show includes from Carol Stream: Ryan Castiglia, Kenneth Correa, Andres Espinoza, Ricky Gieser, Sammy Incrocci, and Nora Zamora; from West Chicago: Grecia Bahena, Nathan Bradley, Abby Carr, Alexia Gountanis, Megan Kordik, Noemi Lara, Evy McLean, and Jose “Rudy” Muñoz; and from Winfield: David Brown, Emily Carroso, Abbie Lundblad, Neve Ryan, and Connor Thompson. The show is directed by Mark Begovich.  Scenic design and technical direction is by Chris Jensen.  Costume design is by Lauren Roark and hair and make-up design is by Jamie Elza.

“The Complete History of America (Abridged)” is written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor and is presented by arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, New York.

Wego Drama’s season is focused on the idea to “Transform” by being bold, daring, and who you want to be. Future productions include a murder mystery dinner, “We Will Rock You School Edition”, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella Broadway Edition”, and many more.

For more information on how you can support Wego Drama, contact Mark Begovich at mbegovich@d94.org or visit www.wegotheatre.com.

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Community High School District 94 provides an outstanding educational experience for approximately 1000 students in grades nine through twelve at West Chicago Community High School. WCCHS serves the communities of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield. For more information, contact Communications Specialist Becky Koltz at (630) 876-6215.

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