Recent AHS Production Sets a Stage For ALS Awareness

November 6, 2014 - als

Abilene High School’s Theatre Department is putting on a second prolongation of a year about ALS and Beethoven song during Hardin-Simmons University.

33 Variations follows a musicologist as she studies Beethoven’s song during his hometown in Germany while traffic with ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The production, that has a unison pianist personification Beethoven’s song throughout, will be donating a apportionment of sheet sales to a ALS Assocation Texas Chapter.

“We chose a play a month ago since we unequivocally believed in a story and ALS is on everybody’s mind right now,” AHS entertainment clergyman Chad Kennedy said.

The live unison play comes on a heels of a ice bucket challenge, that swept a republic for a efforts to lift recognition about ALS and removing doused in cold water.

“But it is some-more than that,” Kayla Copher, AHS comparison personification a lead purpose of Dr. Katherine Brandt, said. “We are means to hold people’s lives in a approach that another story competence not.”

The story goes behind and onward between a past and a benefaction as it shows Beethoven’s struggles with deafness and Dr. Brandt’s efforts to repair her attribute with her family while battling ALS.

“I have schooled that all is a blessing,” Josh Monhollon, AHS comparison personification Beethoven said. “You make a many of everything.”

The students are behaving during HSU’s Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall since a high school’s stream auditorium is undergoing vital renovations that will pierce in new seats, encumber ramps, and embellished floors.

“It is singular to pierce in each day and container adult each night,” Kennedy adds. “We are teasing a kids that they’re removing use going on a road.”

“It’s a small harrowing to fit in immediately,” Copher said.

You can watch 33 Variations during HSU’s Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall Thursday and Saturday during 7 p.m. and Sunday during 2 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for Seniors, Military, and children.

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