South High School Drama presents their Black History play, “Luck of the Irish” on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Tickets can be purchased in the student activities office or at the door on the night of the event. Ticket prices include $10 General Admission, $5 for Senior Citizens, District 99 students get in free with their DGS or DGN ID.
Synopsis: It is the early 2000s, and Hannah and Rich live in a medium-sized suburban town on the outskirts of Boston. Hannah’s grandparents, Rex and Lucy, obtained the house in the late 1950s, through a process known as “ghost buying.” Because at the time the neighborhood was not tolerant enough for them to buy the house openly themselves, they paid a struggling Irish family, the Donovans, to act as their front. Now, 50 years later, the Irish couple wants “their” house back. The action of the play moves back and forth between the 50s and the 21st century, exploring the complex impact of racial integration and the universal longing for home.
Notes for the audience:
- The audience will be onstage with the actors in a runway style stage setup.
- There is mild adult language in the play.
Director of the Play: Nathaniel Haywood
- Cast Members: (Names & Roles)
- Ahja Marshall is Lucy Taylor
- Kenneth Jordan is Rex Taylor
- Andrew O’Connor is Joe Donovan
- Sally Lichner is Patty Ann Donovan
- Aamari Taylor is Hannah Davis
- Lorenzo Hopkins is Rich Davis
- Sam Caldwell is Nessa Charles
- Jacob Kulovany is Mr. Donovan
- Taylor Voss is Mrs. Donovan
- Amari Alexander is Miles Davis
- Taylor Voss - Student Director
- Wally Agbedanu - Student Director
- Cathy Gadomski - Stage Manager
For more information, contact the South High Student Activities Office at 630-795-8518.