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The PHS Theater Department Fights for Freedom in
Les Misérables: Student Edition

PEWAUKEE, WI, January 25, 2018 – This spring, the Pewaukee High School Drama Department is proud to present their production of Les Misérables: Student Edition.


Vive la France! Come and join the revolution!  Les Misérables is an adaption of the French novel of the same name. Published in 1862, Les Misérables became famous and was later translated into several languages and spread worldwide. It was then masterfully condensed from a 365 chaptered book into a two-act play, but don't fret, none of the story was lost in translation. Now The Pewaukee Drama Department brings you the family-friendly Student Edition suitable for ages 10 and up.


Les Misérables tells the story of 19th century France, a country of turmoil and misery. The poor go hungry, the innocent are enslaved and the rich laugh and feast, paying no attention to the commoners. Jean Valjean(Kendal Ter Haar), a poor, enslaved man, has done his time as a convict but now he’s free. As a former convict, jobs are few and far between so he breaks parole in order to achieve true freedom and runs from his past. He then becomes a mayor of a small town but then his past catches up with him and he is found out by Inspector Javert(Anthony Desidero) and he escapes to Paris. He then becomes involved in the Paris Student Uprising of 1832 led by revolutionaries Enjolras(Chris Johnston) and Marius(Eamonn O’Day). Join us as Valjean outwits the thieving Thenardiers(Jake Koch and Demi Dieringer), Fantine(Chloe Sherman) struggles to provide for her daughter, Cosette(Michelle DeLaMatter, Corrine Loth) and the people of Paris revolt.


Les Misérables will run Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m; Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m; and Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. This will be the eighth full-length production presented by the Pewaukee High School Drama Club in the Pewaukee High School auditorium.


Tickets for Pewaukee High School’s production of Les Misérables are being sold now at phsdrama.com, or at the door one hour prior to each performance. They will also be available for sale from 11:20-1:15 at the Pewaukee High School box office the week of the show. Tickets will cost $10.00 for students and seniors, and $15.00 for adults in all assigned seating areas. Children under the age of five are free.


Laura Bengs, Drama Director, will direct Les Misérables; James Sevens, Auditorium Manager, will serve as technical director; Tasha Igielski will serve as Vocal Director; and Kate Mitchell will direct the pit orchestra.  


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