The theater program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will present “Still Life with Iris,” a children’s play, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the high school, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor.
The play focuses on Iris, who lives with her mother in the magical place of Nocturno, where workers are busy all night making things that the rest of world sees by day. Nocturno is ruled by the Great Goods who are determined to have the best of everything in their special land. They take Iris to the Great Island to be their daughter.
To help Iris overcome the pain of separation, they remove her Past Coat where all her memories are kept. She’s left with a button from the coat and uses it as a clue to find her way back home.
“Still Life with Iris” by Steven Dietz is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award.
Student cast members are Christopher Albert, Violet Bivens, Jacob Bonilla, Kayden Crawford, Leo Daggett, Stella Hoyt, Marcus McGhee, Moira Michel, Kamryn Nelson, Eleanor O’Shea, Benjamin Peden, Bryce Stewart, Satiya Viner, Madison Vitolka, Robert Wakefield II and Amy Ward.
Production coordinator is Tessa O’Keefe; company manager is Cal Jenkins; production assistants are Tyler Watkins-Roden and Addison Trotter.
The play is directed by teacher J.R. Willard-Rose.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are not available at the door, but can be purchased online.