WAHS Players present 20th anniversary production of ‘Les Misérables’

Wallenpaupack. This high school performance will take place in April; get your tickets today!

| 28 Feb 2024 | 04:20

The WAHS Players will perform the musical “Les Misérables” at Wallenpaupack Area High School (6552 Route 6, Hawley) on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available beginning March 1.

Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo and set in post-revolutionary France during a period of widespread poverty and ongoing political and social unrest, “Les Misérables” explores what it means to hunger not only for bread, but also for liberty, justice, salvation, and love. Following its characters and their struggles over several decades, “Les Misérables” explores the danger of indifference to human suffering and reveals the power of compassion.

The WAHS Players first performed “Les Misérables” 20 years ago when Director Alison Hoffmann made her directorial debut at Wallenpaupack. Hoffmann recalls, “Staging this show as a young director in 2004, I’m not sure I realized how powerful the experience would be for students or audiences. When we got a standing ovation one night after Act I, which rarely happens. I knew something had connected. The show’s themes, including a yearning to have your voice heard and counted, are universal and just as powerful today as they were 20 years ago.”

Members of original production and all WAHS Players alumni are welcome to attend the Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. performance and participate in a meet-and-greet immediately after the show. On the 13th, complimentary tickets will be available to WAHS Players alumni. Please visit wallenpaupack.org/wahsplayers or email business manager Sara Rosencrance at rosencsa@wallenpaupack.org for more info.

Additionally, WAHS Players alumni aged 21+ are invited to an afterparty at The Foundry (318 Main Street, Hawley) following the meet-and-greet. Tickets to this event will be sold separately; $20 will cover entry, appetizers, and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be a cash bar. For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, email hoffmaal@wallenpaupack.org.