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WYO PLAY Middle School Drama Club will stage an original play

The WYO PLAY Middle School Drama Club is set to perform ‘Uncle Shelby’s Poem Play’ at the WYO Performing Arts & Education Center on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m.

In collaboration with Sheridan County School District 1, WYO PLAY brings together students from Tongue River and Big Horn Middle Schools for a unique performance experience. Director Grace Cannon has been working for six weeks with students from both schools to guide them through a process of designing an original play based on poems by Shel Silverstein. The two groups met separately and will reunite on March 11 to put on a cohesive performance.

‘Uncle Shelby’s Poem Play’ is witty, whimsical, creative and imaginative and will be performed by 20 middle school students at the WYO Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit

WYO PLAY is supported by James & Doreen McElvaney, Homer A & Mildred S Scott Family Foundation, Kim Cannon & Laura Lehan, The Seidler Foundation, the Wyoming Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature and is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources.

WYO has launched a strong series of educational programs called WYO PLAY that will build on WYO’s heritage as a center for entertainment and arts education in the surrounding community. In addition to honoring the past, the new educational programs will help usher in a bright future for Sheridan’s creative economy and artistic life.