Woodbridge Sr. High School's Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theatre Director Terri Caretti selected "The Election" by Don Zolidis for their fall production. This new, two act play is about an election for student body president after the current president resigns. The play is set to perform November 2nd, 3rd, and 10th 7:30 pm and November 11th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. The cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults.
Over the summer, Caretti was reading scripts trying to pick two one acts to put on for the fall show. Last season, the theatre department performed "The Audition" by Don Zolidis. The playwright sent Caretti a script of The Election and she found it too good to pass up. “When I read the play it was the right piece at the right time; just the thing to help students get interested in what is going on in our country with the current election right around the corner. This isn't a partisan piece; it just looks at elections on a humorous level. Hopefully, it will also get students out there participating in our government system to make a change for the better." Students so far are enjoying rehearsals and looking forward to the production.
The premise of the play is simple. Mark Davenport decides to run for student body president after the current president resigns in disgrace. His only opponent is nerdy Christy Martin, who wants to eliminate football! Mark thinks he will cruise to victor, but Christy has a mysterious Super PAC backing her and transforms her into a contender. The play is hilarious and a timely satire on the contemporary political scene.