Penns Valley

On Centre: Penns Valley | Student ready for showtime

Mitchell Shuey will wear many hats this week — director, producer, fundraiser.

Not bad for a high school student.

The Penns Valley student is behind a production of Oscar Wilde’s classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” that will be performed Friday evening at the Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center in Spring Mills.

Shuey is putting on the performance, serving as both director and producer, as part of his senior project.

Being involved in the theater is nothing new for Shuey, who as a sophomore this past school year had a role in the high school’s production of “My Favorite Year.”

With this production, however, Shuey is putting his interest in theater to use for the greater good. All proceeds collected from a small cover at the door will go to the Penns Valley Hope Fund.

The fund is a Christian based, nondenominational, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people every day, according to its website.

Volunteers say the fund is used partly to financially assist residents of the Penns Valley Area School District who are dealing with a medical crisis or personal disaster.

Tickets for Shuey’s production cost $5 and can be purchased at the door.

The performance, a shortened version of Wilde’s beloved play, abridged by Harold G. Slike, will feature all local performers, Shuey wrote in an email.

The show is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Gregg School at 106 School St. in Spring Mills.

For more information call 422-8582