Joseph High School's Thespian Troupe is now in rehearsal for its fall production of "Go Ask Alice" by Frank Shiras.

The play will be performed on the JHS stage Nov.19 through 21.

It is based on a book of the same name, first published in 1971, as a diary by an anonymous 15-year-old girl who unwittingly encounters the drug culture in her small university town.

The play portrays Alice as she encounters the tragedy of addiction and experiences the triumph of recovery through the strength of family love and the loyalty of friendship.

Parents are cautioned that this play is not suitable for small children.

The large cast includes Ali Garrett as Alice Aberdeen; Darian Glover and Marc Duncan as her parents, Helen and Douglas; and Felicity Gross and Max Greenway as her younger sister and brother Alexandria and Tim;

Other members of the cast are: Jonae Schoen as Chris; Tiffeni Weaver as Beth; DaLynn Roberts as Jan; Mia Ritter-Whittle as Jill; Anna Bird as Gloria; Ann Williamson as Dr. Miller; and Casey Hayes as Joel. Megan Kozowski, Pipaluk Kleemann, Sofia Jerneld and Paige Hunting will participate as party attendees.

Assisting directors Pam Latta and Richelle Chitwood backstage are students Brooke Meyer, Austin Meyer and Michael Thomas.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The production is by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. of Woodstock, Ill.

The next project for the Joseph thespians is their 15th annual participation murder mystery dinner theater at Wallowa Lake Lodge, titled "The Mediterranean Murders."

Attendance is by reservation only and you may reserve your seat for this limited engagement Jan. 28-30, 2010, by calling the lodge at 541-432-9821.

The troupe recommends tickets as a great Christmas gift.

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