Franklin High School students in Buddy Huckabee’s Drama I class performed live theatre for their first time last Thursday and Sunday. The students performed the play “The Idiot’s Guide to High School” and in the process gained an appreciation for the performing arts in education.
The production was staged at the FHS Fine Arts Center before an audience of more than 100. Only three of Huckabee’s 31 drama students had ever acted on a stage before, and even though the experience was a first for most of the students, they managed to give viewers a taste of what high school is like for youth nowadays.
“It shows some of what kids are actually thinking in high school,” said Huckabee. “They’re not really studying the literature that’s there. Their minds are always in other places.”