Friday, April 13, 2018

Back in Time - On the Stage

cast of the Bermuda Triangle play
Wheatland High School
Wheatland, WY
approx. 1977 or 1978
Friday the 13th - a day based on superstition - seems to be an appropriate day to share memories about a play I directed in Wheatland, WY. I can't remember the exact title of the play, but it was a mystery on board a cruise ship as it travelled through the Bermuda Triangle. (Remember when that area was in the news all the time?)

This was the first play I directed in the new theatre, and I remember selecting this script because it could be staged without a proscenium curtain, which wouldn't be installed for several months. The lacy screen in the set is actually the plastic rings that holds a six-pack of soda together. The rings were stapled together and spray-painted black.

Looking at this cast photo, I can remember many of the students' names and wonder where their lives have taken them and if they remember performing on the Wheatland High School stage.
stage setting on board the cruise ship
Earlier posts about my memories of Wheatland can be found here


  1. This is such a weird coincidence, because the other day I said to my husband, "What ever happened to the Bermuda Triangle?" It used to be in the news just about EVERY day!

    (For the record, he rolled his eyes and said, "It's still there.")

  2. Too funny as my husband just mentioned the Bermuda Triangle the other day as well. I bet it was a lot of fun to direct the plays.

  3. I imagine you have lots of great memories of directing the kids in the school plays. Drama wasn't my "thing", so after only directing 1 school play I was so happy that another staff member wanted to do it. Love going to plays, but I wasn't at all talented in directing those student actors.

  4. Those students will ALWAYS remember acting in the play!!!

  5. Your students will always remember you! WOW. You have done so many great things in your life and you continue to . Nancy you inspire me

  6. Great memories. I’m sure your students remember their days on stage. It’s amazing how those days remain so vivid.

  7. What fun! I bet all those students remember you! I always wanted to be in a play, but I was a bus kid and there was no late bus to allow being part of a Drama group:)

  8. Such fun! I remember drama class being my one highlight in a miserable senior year.

  9. What a great memory! Thanks for sharing!


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