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The Red Velvet Cupcake War: Haley Hammond, Maile Peterson, Cindra Jimenez

The Red Velvet Cake War On Stage At YHS

YHS juniors Maile Peterson and Emily Meyer

OAKHURST — Two theater arts students in the Yosemite High School class of 2019 are taking to the stage in order to create a legacy. And they’re doing it in a really funny way, as in, you’ll laugh your way through this familiar show.

Cindra Jimenez and Haley Hammond are directing and starring in The Red Velvet Cake War — a southern comedy about a family rivalry and a reunion gone wrong, suitable for the whole community to enjoy.

For these two friends, it’s their senior project, and a chance to give back to a program they value. Both students are active members of the campus Native American club, run by district Food Service Director Jennifer Stanley, and have been in theater arts with department chair Lars Thorson for four years. They want to show their love and appreciation of the performing arts by presenting this senior project play.

“We have learned so much from Mr. Thorson,” Jimenez says, “and we want to help out the program so it will continue in the future.”

The Red Velvet Cake War

“Plus,” Hammond notes, “we love to perform and this is such a fun play.”

The show features a cast of twelve performers from Advanced Theater Arts. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Yosemite High School theater to help pay for future productions at the high school.

“We welcome the community to come see our show and support our theater program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 25.”  Admission is $5 for students, and $7 for adults. Yosemite High School is part of the Yosemite Unified School District.

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