St. Joseph’s high school students Erica and Chris are active in the drama club at Chamberlain High School.
The club’s final production for the 2010-2011 school year was Ismene, a re-imagination of several characters from Greek tragedies.
“The play asks the question ‘What if’?” said Claire, Ismene Assistant Director and St. Joseph’s houseparent. “What if women didn't accept their fate and took destiny into their own hands? It's a powerful message for those struggling with breast cancer. I also think it speaks to other whims of fate, such as domestic violence, poverty and addiction.”
Chamberlain High School staged the only amateur production. Other sites included Los Angeles, Chicago, Dublin, St. John's Newfoundland, Toronto and Las Vegas.
May 11 was opening night for all sites. Due to school scheduling, however, Chamberlain hosted an open rehearsal that night and staged the main production June 9.
All proceeds from the Chamberlain performance were donated to the Sanford Cancer Fund, which is used by local breast cancer patients and survivors for wigs, medication, prosthetics, transportation to appointments and other needs. More information is available at www.theismeneproject.webs.com.