Mobile County

What's Working: Student actors refuse to take summer off

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - A group of St. Dominic Catholic School students is working hard this summer, raising money for their drama program.  They are putting on a performance that their teacher, Jeanette Connally,  says looks like a professional production, instead of a middle school play.  It's called "Cafe Murder," and it is a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre that will take place in the school's Murphy Center on July 28th.

Student, Abby Ferlise, says she doesn't mind working hard this summer, doing something she loves.

"Ms. Connally is great putting this together. A lot of hard work is put in, and it pays off," Ferlise said.

Jeanette Connally is the moderator of Eagle Theatre at St. Dominic. She also teaches middle school English. She says the students insisted on having a performance during the summer, even though it would mean a lot of "homework" on their part.

"They develop their own character, work on scenery. It's amazing for their age how much passion they have for this," Connally said.

The students are hoping for a sell-out crowd on July 28th. Tickets are $20, and they include dinner.

For ticket order information, click here.


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