Featuring a group of talented cast and crew members, Rye Neck High School will present “Time and the Conways” as its fall drama production on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Rye Neck High School Performing Arts Center.
“Our cast and crew members are tireless and devoted,” theater director Scott Harris said. “They create the entire production and give up countless hours to make it all happen. There are many freshmen and sophomores working on this year’s show; it’s been a real pleasure to see all these new students step up and take the place of last year’s departing seniors. They all worked together with our returning upperclassmen and created a beautiful, moving piece of theater.”
“Time and the Conways,” a British drama by playwright J.B. Priestley, was first staged on Broadway in 1938 and then not again until a celebrated Broadway revival two years ago by the Roundabout Theatre Company. It is a time-traveling story of the prosperous Conway family, full of optimism and excitement after WWI ends in 1919 England.
“But almost 20 years later in 1938, everything has gone wrong,” said Harris, who described the show as a gripping and emotional drama. “Kay, one of the sisters, starts to feel that time has worked against the family, and wishes she could go back and change things. In the last act of the play, she wakes up in 1919 with the strange sense that she can make a difference.”
Performances are on Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Rye Neck High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. They will be available at the door, general admission.