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Jamestown High School Drama to present comedy

The production is Nov. 17-18 at JHS.

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Students rehearse a scene from "Not Fit to Print," which will be performed Nov. 17-18 at Jamestown High School.
Contributed / Tony McIntyre
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Jamestown High School Drama will present its fall comedy, William Gleason's "Not Fit to Print," at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, in the JHS Theater.

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In the show, Ida Perry is an idealistic journalism student who has to scramble to find a job after her father is laid off. Noah Nicholson is the star reporter at the Metro Inquirer, a tabloid with a terrible reputation. Their paths cross when Nicholson investigates Perry's journalism professor for some shady dealings and offers Perry a job that will allow her to pursue her journalistic dreams, if she can get over the "slime."

The play is filled with characters who make up the wacky world of the Inquirer: a hothead boss, washed-up celebrities, an ex-bookie, a gossip columnist, a fashionista, a fad diet specialist, a photographer who's always ready with a costume and a camera, and a copy boy the boss can never find.

"The big characters are really what drew me to the piece," said Tony McIntyre, drama teacher and director. "It's a very big cast, with really fun moments for our actors to be a part of. We also got to make the piece our own with the students having a lot of input on the characters."

The cast and crew include more than 30 JHS students. While the cast has been working hard to develop characters, the crew has been putting time into the set to create a fun world for all of the hijinks of the play to happen.

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"I'm really excited to share the talent of these students with the community of Jamestown," McIntyre said. "The students have been doing a great job to come up with a really fun night of entertainment."

Tickets for the performance are available at the door. Student tickets are $4, adults are $6, and the JHS activity pass is accepted. The play begins at 7 p.m. "Not Fit to Print" is produced through special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

The play is directed by Amanda Arvay and McIntyre.

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