Follow That Star Poulsbo Students Perform Original Play

March 01, 2007 | Summer Thresher

Despite the recent storm and the power outages throughout the area, the Poulsbo Adventist School (PAS) was still able to perform their annual Christmas program, proving that the saying “the show must go on” is true for all productions, no matter how small.

The students performed “Follow That Star” for a sanctuary filled with friends and family on Dec. 18, 2006. Some people may have been confused by the fact that no one had ever seen or even heard of this play. The play is extra-special because PAS teacher Susan Schilt wrote it for the students to perform.

Schilt spent many hours working with the students to help them learn their lines, practice expressions and how to act. She also built the interchangeable sets required for the play.

Others helped in the production of the play, including art teacher Lynn Harrington, who painted the backdrops for the three-act play.

Sarah Morris served as an “understudy director” and costume/set designer. The performance also featured the choir under the direction of music teacher Sharon Jones.

Following the play, family and friends gathered for a reception to celebrate the success of the students' play. The play served as a special time for the students to not only perform, but to also bring the story of Jesus to life. And that made all the hard work worthwhile for both teachers and students.