New London students take a trip to Spoon River — on stage

New London — Theater students in the Visual and Performing Arts pathway at New London High School have been rehearsing their production of "Spoon River Anthology."

The show is an adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' 1915 collection of poems that narrates the epitaphs of the residents of the fictional town of Spoon River, named after the river that runs near Masters' hometown of Lewistown, Ill.

The show is the first production of the theater program in the arts pathway under new theater teacher Lura Hepler. Another show, with a performance in May, is planned.

Performances of "Spoon River Anthology" are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 16-18, at the school. 

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