Warner Robins High will present its second semester children’s play, Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat,” for the public and for elementary school students next week as part of a national celebration of literacy week.
Nicholas Sostillio, Warner Robins High School’s drama director, said the play was chosen with literacy week in mind.
“We wanted to do a show that would appeal to children and would also fit in with what is being taught in school,” Sostillio said.
Elementary schools across the country have special reading weeks during the first week of March. Theodor Seuss Geisel -- Dr. Seuss -- was born March 2.
Warner Robins High will be doing “The Cat in the Hat” for about 2,000 elementary school children from about 15 schools this week. They also will have two public performances.
“It is word for word from the book,” Sostillio said. “There is nothing extra. It is exactly what you remember from the book.”
The cast is small but the backstage crew is large since the play has more than 100 props especially created for the show.
The Cat in the Hat will be portrayed by Logan Fujimoto. There are two children in the story: The boy narrator will be Victor Johnson and Sally, his sister, will be played by Callie Bruce. Alyssa Cooper will be Thing 1 and Gillian Pritchett will be Thing 2. The Fish is Gabby Irving. Jhamaria Ford is the kitten and the voice of the mother.
Warner Robins High will perform “The Cat in the Hat” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Warner Robins High School Theater. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at wrhstickets.com
For more information, contact drama teacher Nicholas Sostillio at 478-929-7877, ext. 51275, or Nicholas.Sostillio@hcbe.net.