Not just playing: La Conner students take theater seriously


November 23, 2022

Madoc Hiller

STRIKING A POSE – Members of the La Conner High School's drama department after an acting class in the Bruce Performing Arts Center. From left: Kenneth Tronsdal, Madoc Hiller, Jack Dougliss, Jess Clement, Taylor Pedroza and Eleanor Drews.

There's plenty of drama going on at La Conner Schools these days.

Which is just fine, especially when blended in equal measure with comedy, stage craft and set construction.

Theater arts, which boasts a long and storied tradition here, is back on campus after an intermission imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A trio of young college- trained theater aficionados is welcoming La Conner students back to the stage twice weekly as an extracurricular program – similar to the format used in districts whose states schedule drama as an after school competition event, akin to athletics.

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