High schools revive ‘Almost, Maine’ that almost wasn’t

November 18, 2014

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity.

By David Hayes Junior Joey Askew (left) and sophomore Lindsey Guajardo rehearse a scene from Issaquah High School’s Performing Arts Department’s production of ‘Almost, Maine.’

By David Hayes
Junior Joey Askew (left) and sophomore Lindsey Guajardo rehearse a scene from Issaquah High School’s Performing Arts Department’s production of ‘Almost, Maine.’

Issaquah High School has joined the bandwagon of other secondary drama programs across the United States that are producing the hot property “Almost, Maine.”

The play by John Cariani features several short vignettes about ordinary people finding relationships in unexpected places of one small town.

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Issaquah High School presents ‘Rehearsal for Murder’

March 18, 2014

Issaquah High School’s spring production of “Rehearsal for Murder” is more than a regular whodunit played out onstage.

“I’ve been describing it as ‘Clue’ plus ‘Inception,’” said star Daniel Repp, an Issaquah sophomore.

By Greg Farrar A briefcase may or may not play an important role in the Issaquah High School drama production of ‘Rehearsal for Murder,’ as the cast and crew, including (front, from left) sophomore Daniel Repp as Alex Dennison and junior Lauren Jaech as Monica Welles, examine it for possible clues.

By Greg Farrar
A briefcase may or may not play an important role in the Issaquah High School drama production of ‘Rehearsal for Murder,’ as the cast and crew, including (front, from left) sophomore Daniel Repp as Alex Dennison and junior Lauren Jaech as Monica Welles, examine it for possible clues.

The students will bring to life the story of tortured playwright Alex Dennison as he searches for the answers surrounding the death of his beloved fiancée Monica Welles.

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