SUMMER 2022 MESSAGE
Thank you to all Yorktown Theatre students and parents for a productive and educational year at Yorktown High School! From the Fall Showcase to the VHSL One Act Competition, to Annie and the Theatre IV One Acts, as well as all we learned in class, let’s give ourselves a round of applause for all that we have accomplished this year, my first at Yorktown.
Next school year, we will hit the ground running, starting with a performance of Puffs, by Matt Cox, on November 4, 5 & 6, 2022, and open to all students at Yorktown.
By December, we will be auditioning for the Spring Musical (TBA), as well as rehearsing the theatre IV one-act play that they will take to the January VHSL competition. The Spring Musical (also open to all Yorktown students) will be followed by a One Act Play Festival, written and directed by Theatre IVs, with acting by Theatre I, II, & III classes, and design and tech by the Technical Theatre class. And of course, all the while, we will be learning a lot in theatre and tech theatre classes!
We look forward to another exciting year of theatre at Yorktown High School! Auditions for Puffs are planned to take place the second week of school! Check this space later in the summer for updated information.
Enjoy your summer!
YHS Theatre Teacher & Director
About Puffs, from the Concord Theatricals Website
The New York Times proclaims Puffs “A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For Potterphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, Puffs exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”
This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.
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