Tuesday, February 19, 2002
DALLAS -- The musical "Godspell" will be performed at Dallas High School at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 21 to 23.
Additional performances are Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 3. A Sunday performance is set for 2 p.m. March 3.
All performances will be in the John P. Bollman Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $6 for adults.
The musical follows the final days of Jesus -- including his betrayal and crucifixion -- as told in the Gospel of St. Matthew.
But it's not treated heavily, said Andrew Engstrom, who plays John the Baptist and Judas. The play is uplifting, he said.
"This is a happy play. There's a lot of involvement with the crowd. It's upbeat and joyful."
Director Aaron Fawcett, a language arts teacher at Dallas High, said the play is a product of the time period it was written in -- the 1960s and 70s.
"There were so many movements going on then, including a significant religious movement," Fawcett said.
"This play has to do with movements happening."