“Crumpled Classics”…

Marie (Chelsea Ficken, left) and Giselle (Kymberlie Hemphill) try to revive Madame Pompadour (Leslie Hernandez) after threats made by the mysterious Phantom of the Opera.

Marie (Chelsea Ficken, left) and Giselle (Kymberlie Hemphill) try to revive Madame Pompadour (Leslie Hernandez) after threats made by the mysterious Phantom of the Opera.
Hundreds turned out to see the first Rangely High School drama production in six years, Craig Sodaro’s “Crumpled Classics,” Monday and Tuesday. Play director and drama teacher Cody Brunton was pleased with the students’ performance and the community’s turnout. “Everything I’m getting back from the community, students and staff was that everybody really liked it,” Brunton said. “It seemed like it was well-received.” The play, about a group of high school students who rewrite five literary classics and make them relevant to their own lives, ran virtually problem-free, Brunton said. Tuesday night, students even improvised a few lines to give the show added flair. “I’m incredibly proud of the students,” Brunton said. “Every one of them worked hard. They showed up and gave it their all on both performance nights.” Brunton said that the revenue from this semester’s play will allow the drama club to put on a larger production this spring.