Texans on Stage hosted its winter play ‘The Christmas Carol’ Dec. 5

“I want the audience to appreciate the actors time and talent,” theatre arts director Carol Lea Grogan said. “Also that the human race is more important because we have an obligation to help one another.”

The play told students a classic tale and taught them the true meaning of Christmas.

The play is based on the novel ‘The Christmas Carol’ that was written in the late 1800s by Charles Dickens.

“I appreciate everything Carol Lea Grogan taught me and I will remember this experience forever,” junior Alfonso Zavala said.

Returning actors included juniors Julie Tran and Jessie Matsumori. Junior Alfonso Zavala played the main character, Scrooge.

“I want people to learn to help one another by giving other than receiving gifts,” Tran said.

The crew created a backdrop with the help of IB art teacher Elizabeth Newman and drama teacher Maryanne Porter.

Dr. Aletha Daniels, business teacher and soar director, and choir director Alexander Farr assisted with vocal instruction.

The dean of instruction Dr. Chauncey Resse, assistant principals Pedro Cavazos and Dr. Angela Smith were actors.

The play consisted of 34 students. After the play family engagement liaisons Roslyn Burch and  Marcella Torres hosted a reception for the participants and the audience.