Award-winning author excited to view performance of her play by WCHS Colonel Players
Creative play author Catherine Rhoden-Goguen, of Barbourville, believes it will be an extremely emotional night for her as she witnesses the performance of her play being performed by students from her alma mater.
The 1982 WCHS graduate is now a high school drama teacher who writes award-winning plays for competition and stage, which have been performed at many colleges, community theatres and high school stages all across the United States. She says her passion is for writing quality high school scripts.
Her latest play, called The Most Human, is a 10-minute drama concerning children, death and relationships.
The play has already been performed in nine states, and as far away as Montana and Texas, but Catherine has yet to see the play. This will be her first time watching it, and she is excited to see the WCHS students’ performance.
The Most Human is a story about a couple who spend their anniversary dealing with heartbreak and grief over loosing their ten-year-old son in a tragedy. While dealing with their loss, an unexpected arrival pushes Paula to the breaking point.
Two of Whitley County High School Colonel Players, Hannah Patterson and Brecken Hart, will play the parts of Paula and Shawn, under the direction of Mr. David Sweet.
“I graduated from WCHS and to have this group of students perform my play is like full circle for me,” said Catherine. “The whole night will be emotional but hopefully I serve to inspire some future writers from my beloved WCHS.”
The play The Most Human is one of three plays, which will be performed in “A Night of Plays by Catherine Rhoden-Goguen” which will be held at 81 Knox Court, in Barbourville, Kentucky on May 10th, 2019. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Clay County High School students will be performing Catherine’s play entitled “May I Have Your Attention Please?”, a play which won the Critic’s Choice Award for the Wisconsin State One Act Play Festival. Also, Lynn Camp high school students and faculty will be joining together to perform her play entitled, “Unstoppable By Design”.
Unstoppable by Design is Catherine’s latest play which depicts the true story of Matt Rifenburg who dropped out of high school but went on to land a job in the engineering department of Cornell University.
Rifenburg plans to attend the event to introduce the play and do a Q & A session. A reception will follow.