SSHS Theatre performs our 2020 UIL OAP, Emma’s Child, for the public next Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 pm in anticipation of our OAP contest on March 4.
Emma’s Child focuses on Jean and Henry Farrell (seniors Rachel Bramlett and Chase Berry), who, after years of unsuccessfully attempting to have a baby of their own, decide to adopt. Emma (sophomore AllieGrace Woodard), the birth mother, approves of the couple. Now a new waiting game begins: awaiting the birth of their child. When the time comes, it is not a happy occasion, however, as the baby boy Robin, is born hydrocephalic and will not live long. Jean falls for this child anyway; the attention she pays to Robin not only threatens to tear her marriage apart but causes trouble at the hospital as well. Her best friend Franny (junior Rorie Young) and some loving nurses (juniors Anthony Arroyo and Hannah Shultz) help Jean as she deals with the ensuing problems.
Junior Haylee Fletcher and sophomores Emilie Gotcher, Caleb Talmage, and Lucy Braddy round out the cast.
Stage Manager, sophomore Anayeli De La Cruz, and Technical Stage Manager, sophomore Brandon Williams, lead the technical team of senior Alex Walker, junior Gregg English, sophomore Heather Horne, and freshmen Danielle Verlander, Ricardo Chavarria, Markida Hood, and Khira Young.
Tickets are $1 for students and $3 for adults.