Julian Middle School’s CAST theater program will feature a festival of three separate plays on Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 14, all of which continue with this year’s theme, “We are more alike than we are unalike.”
“Translations” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 12. A play about language, “Translations” concerns the British government’s making of a map of Ireland in the late 1800s and attempting to re-name the landscape of an entire culture.
“Home on the Morning Train” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. It portrays the plight of Jewish children, in hiding from the Nazis, who find inspiration from reading a first-person account of young black slaves trying to make their way to Canada in search of freedom.
The festival will conclude with a presentation of “Daisy Pulls it Off!” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. Daisy Meredith, an impoverished girl, faces snobbish prejudice and pranks from wealthier students while she and her best friend search for a missing treasure that could save the exclusive Grangewood School for Young Ladies.