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Normal Community High School students to perform play outdoors

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Normal Community High School tech crews and actors prepare for "All in the Timing," to be presented Friday and Saturday at the Connie Link Amphitheatre.

Resurgence in COVID-19 in Japan, as well as elsewhere in the world, is the latest challenge to the long-delayed event.

NORMAL — Students from Normal Community High School will present “All in the Timing” at the Connie Link Amphitheatre in Normal at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Connie Link Amphitheater is on Constitution Trail at 621 S. Linden St. Parking is available at the theater, in the Underwood Park lot across from the amphitheater, at 200 Jersey Avenue or at 10 E. Phoenix Ave. The site usually hosts an annual summer theater.

People who use the Underwood Park lot can safely cross Linden Street by using the Constitution Trail bridge.

“All in the Timing” is a series of six short one-act plays with two or three characters in each. The production was selected with the pandemic in mind. It allowed the school to involve as many students as possible while keeping interaction low.

Admission is free, but the theater department will accept donations.

The outdoor performance allows students to perform live in front of an audience — something they and others haven’t been able to do for over a year — while remaining safe. Students have been wearing masks during rehearsals indoors but will be able to perform without masks while outdoors on stage.

The audience will be required to wear masks.

By letting NCHS use the amphitheater for his production, the Normal Parks and Recreation Department helped create something more like a normal experience for both technical and acting students, said theater teacher Kevin Yale Vernon.

Contact Lenore Sobota at (309) 820-3240. Follow her on Twitter: @Pg_Sobota

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