Post Turkish Attack, Framingham Drama Withdraws Possible Greece Trip

The Framingham High School Drama Company was considering a possible trip to Greece, to study the history of Greek plays, according to Framingham School Committee member Jim Stockless. The trip would have taken place during the 2016-17 school year.

But Framingham K-12 Fine & Performing Arst Director Donna Wresinski told Framingham School Committee last night, in the wake of the attacks at the istanbul airport on Tuesday, the proposed trip, which required School Committee approval, has been cancelled.

“It is a little too scary to travel to Turkey,” said Wresinski to the Framingham School Committee Tuesday night. “We are pulling back” on the trip.

Thirty-six people were killed and more than 140 injured in the airport bombings in the Turkish airport on Tuesday, according to the BBC.

The award-winning Framingham High School Drama Company is planning on a production of Electra for its entry in the 2016-17 school year Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s Drama Festival.

Electra  is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Set after the Trojan war, the Greek play recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance she and her brother take on their mother and step father for the murder of their father.

The Framingham High Drama Company won the state’s drama festival this school year with its production of Sideways Stories at Wayside School.

Students in the drama company voted which production to do this year. They chose the comedy. Wresinski had told the students which ever production was not chosen this year, would be produced the following year.

 

 

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