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Lawrence High School Performing Arts Students’
First Production of the Year
Lawrence Performing Arts Students Performed Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
LAWRENCE, NEW YORK (JANUARY, 2022)—Lawrence High School’s Performing Arts students of Lawrence High School Buskins Theatre performed Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, an original play by Matt Cox. The young thespians performed their first high school production of the year at the Lawrence High School Little Theatre on Tuesday, January 18. The play is a satire, retelling the story of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling, but from the perspective of the Puffs.
“I am incredibly proud of our performing arts students and the dedication they have for developing and refining their craft,” said Dr. Ann Pedersen, Superintendent of Lawrence School District. “These students have shown tremendous resilience and commitment in the face of all the Covid-related challenges. Cast members found new ways to rehearse, at times remotely to ensure performance excellence. The end product of their efforts, the show they put on, was magnificent.”
Angel Saquiche Munoz, a Sophomore, made his debut as Wayne Hopkins, a nerdy wizard boy from New Mexico. Xian Scott, a Senior, starred as Oliver Rivers, a mathematician wizard from New Jersey, and Tiffany Martinez, a Junior, acted as Megan Jones, daughter of Xavia Jones who thinks she should have been in the Snake’s house.
“I am so proud of what we accomplished. The show was flawless, downright funny, and poignant,” said Laila Sales, Director of Buskins Theatre. “Through challenges comes ingenuity. These talented students were phenomenal. The Lawrence Little Threatre has never looked so big. Stars were everywhere!”
Angel Saquiche Munoz - Wayne Hopkins
Xian Scott - Oliver Rivers
Tiffany Martinez - Megan Jones
Sivan Lanaido - Narrator, Susie Bones and others
German Beltran - Ernie Mac and others
Sunaina Samala - Hanna and others
Manmohit Nijjer - J. Finch Fletchley and others
Naraya Robinson - Leanne and others
Noe Monzon Villanueva - Harry and others
Miguel Mendoz - Cedric and Mr. Voldy
Photo 1 - 2: Lawrence High School’s Performing Arts students acting out a scene in Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.