Residents invited to student production of 101 Dalmatians

Nepean students Cindy Lam and Miles Lawlor will be playing the roles of Anita and Roger in the school’s production of 101 Dalmatians. Photo by Rachel Dickey.

Special to KT by Alya Bejaoui and Mackenzie Sly

Nepean High School’s drama department is proud to present this year’s children’s theatre production of 101 Dalmatians. This heartwarming Disney classic directed by Rachel Dickey and Loghan Eskritt is sure to be an enjoyable and engaging experience for all who attend.

Nepean High School’s children’s theatre program has a long-standing tradition of being student run and produced. The costumes, props, and the set are all designed and created by students. Nepean’s drama productions also go on a one week tour of elementary schools in Ottawa, where the energetic and talented cast perform for young students. This year is no exception.

“Children’s theatre has been a fantastic experience. The laughter and reactions from the kids in the audience are why we do what we do year after year,” says co-director Rachel Dickey.

101 Dalmatians follows the story of desperate songwriter Roger and his pet Dalmatian Pongo, who wants to find love for his owner. Pongo finds Anita, a beautiful woman who has a pet Dalmatian named Perdita. Love blossoms all around, and after their double wedding, Perdita has a litter of puppies. The puppies try to escape from Cruella De Vil, whose evil intentions get them into trouble along the way.

The play will take place Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Nepean High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at the door.

Alya Bejaoui and Mackenzie Sly are students at Nepean High School. 

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