Student-led theater, two nights only

Altogether, there is a cast and crew of 65. That's slightly smaller than with last year's production of "Dorothy Meets Alice," but a nice fit for this play, said Henderson-Suker.

Another nice part about "The Boardinghouse" is that there are no real leading roles. The main parts all get substantial play, which gives a good swath of the cast great exposure.

Eighth grader Sam Gibney has worked his way up through several Staged Creations productions to the role of Mr. Richards, the aforementioned poet with a peculiar idea of inspiration.

"I like having to get a chance to experiment with different characters," he said. "It would be really cool to have a career as an actor, and I think this would be a big help."

"The Boardinghouse" will show on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the BC Middle School auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. The play runs for about two hours, including one intermission. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting Henderson-Suker at henddms@bcsd.neric.org.

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