Waukon Middle School to perform “30 Horrible Catastrophes of Middle School” this Friday ...

The Waukon Middle School will be performing its annual spring play this Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, with doors opening at 6 p.m. This year’s play is “30 Horrible Catastrophes of Middle School” by Kamron Klitgaard/Brooklyn Publishers. Admission can be paid at the door the night of the performance. Thirty-plus Waukon Middle School students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades (some of whom are pictured above) have been working through all the winter weather obstacles to keep this year’s play scheduled. All are invited for a night of comedy.

Dodgeball, flirting, selfies, the cool bench and body spray for men could all be included among the horrors of middle school. Also included are the usual victims, as the nerds, the jocks, the preps, the punkers and many others team up to demonstrate the “worst” catastrophes of their generation in this one-act comedy about fitting in and finding acceptance. While poking fun at teenaged insecurities and superficial stereotypes, this fast-paced, vignette-style play examines the obstacles and pitfalls of middle school and reminds all those who have already traversed that world that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. With a large, flexible cast of characters and a simple set, this production is aimed at warming the heart of anyone who dares experience the “30 Horrible Catastrophes of Middle School”. Submitted photo.

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