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'Brother Wolf' returns to North
Friday show sets stage for state conference
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Forsyth County News

For those who missed the show’s run in the fall, North Forsyth High is offering one more performance of "Brother Wolf."

The show, set for 7 p.m. Friday at the school, will serve as a sendoff of sorts for the 35-member cast and crew before they head to the Georgia State Thespian Conference next week.

The performance earned the school first place for best one-act play at the Georgia Theatre Conference in October.

Based on "Beowulf," the play follows Preacher Brother Wolf as he battles the evil Grin Dell and his mother to save his mountain community.

"I was just looking around for something new and different and I happened to see it on a Web site," said Mary Hayes Ernst, director. "I thought it was so interesting and so different and so many of my students here at North really identify with bluegrass music and the storytelling aspect."

The bluegrass music makes the show unique and "it’s been a really, really fun production," Ernst said.

The production is one of just 15 from around the state selected to perform during the Georgia State Thespian Conference, set for Feb. 9-11 in Columbus.

In addition to performing the one-act, more than half of the 41 North Forsyth students attending the conference will compete in a judged event, including individual acting and singing competitions.

Others will attend workshops to help improve their craft.

"We’re very excited," Ernst said.

Tickets for Friday night’s show are $5 and available at the door.