The North High School Junior Players will present the musical Les Misérables: School Edition on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. All three performances will take place in the school’s Bernard Kaplan Auditorium, 35 Polo Rd.
The epic story of Les Misérables recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and becomes an honest man, the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father – violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.
General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens (65+). Tickets are available for purchase on the Junior Players website, www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/15417. For additional information, visit the Junior Players website or call 516-441-4743.
—Submitted by the Great Neck Public School District