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Plainfield East High School performs at state theater festival

Plainfield East High School students perform "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on Jan. 7 at the University of Illinois. The appearance marked the first time PEHS won the opportunity to perform a play in its entirety.
Plainfield East High School students perform "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on Jan. 7 at the University of Illinois. The appearance marked the first time PEHS won the opportunity to perform a play in its entirety.

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield East High School recently made school history when students performed "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on Jan. 7 at the University of Illinois.

The performance marked the first time PEHS was selected to perform its entire play at the highly competitive festival. In 2012, the directors and cast from PEHS performed scenes from "To Kill a Mockingbird" but not the entire production.

PEHS was one of 17 high schools to perform its complete play with music. Each school received a plaque which is the highest recognition a high school theater can receive.

The Jan. 7, 2017 appearance is the first time a District 202 high school has been invited performed its entire show since 2004 when Plainfield High School-Central Campus performed "Demons."

The annual festival is the largest and oldest high school theater festival in the world.

The event includes performances, clinics, exhibits and chances for high school seniors to audition for colleges and universities.

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