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Live Theater Returns to Harrison High School 

Live theater will return to Harrison High School this November 5th, 6th and 7th with the HHS Playhouse production of Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf. 

Harrison High School theater teacher and HHS Playhouse advisor Nina Haberli selected Dear Chuck as a play that could be staged in a socially distanced manner, and be an excellent vehicle for the many talented actors in the club. The wide array of scenes and monologues in this production is able to showcase the talents of HHS Playhouse club members. 

The cast includes: Angel Aguilar, Barbara Borrell, Ulysses Bravo, Emily Caragliano, Albieris Castano, Jonathan Choi, Chris Collazo, Simona Forgione, Hikari Fujino, Aaralyn Gravagna, Lexi Gulla, Hailey Helmer, Joanna Howson, Sasha Konigsberg, Joey Lipple-Smetana, Sohji Matsuda, Eleanor Millard, Nolan Regan, Philip Schultz, Angelina Siconolfi, Sam Vallejos, and Lana Waights. The play’s assistant directors are HHS senior Larry Vazquez and HHS junior Albieris Castano.

The HHS technical crew for this productions includes: Stephanie Andre, Jonathan Choi, Gia Ciulla, Shannon Kenny, Cate Latini, Dan Maron, Stella O'Connell, Georgia Robb, Elita Robertson, Alondra Nolasco Rojas, Nicole Salazar , Caroline Tanico and Lauren Ugarte

Dear Chuck is a dramedy that combines some extremely comic moments with very serious ones. The play is a collection of scenes in monologues which depict teenagers struggling to find their “Chuck,” a metaphor for their purpose in life. In one of the more comic scenes, a teen has to deal with her mother’s decision to redecorate her room. In another, the “Teen Shopping Experience” is portrayed in an absurd manner, as teens deal with declined credit cards and parents who want to keep them on literal leashes. More serious scenes and monologues deal with a host of serious topics including struggling to fit in, divorce and death. 

Performances will take place in the Harrison Performing Arts Center at Harrison High School on Friday, November 5th at 7pm, Saturday, November6th at 7pm, and Sunday, November 7th at 2pm.

Tickets are free, and masks will be required for all audience members. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Due to themes in the play, this production is recommended for the 12+.  Dear Chuck is produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS (