It's fall play season at Olentangy schools.

Each of the district's four high schools will perform a different piece for their annual fall plays, each taking place by the end of October.

Below are brief looks at each of the schools' performances.


The Olentangy Orange High School theater program will perform an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel "Sense and Sensibility."

Theater director Cathy Swain-Abrams said the interpretation of the novel helps adapt it to a 21st-century audience.

"It's a classic story that a lot of people know," she said. "This particular adaptation is a new one that has a lot of fun and humor in it, so it's very entertaining for an audience."

Swain-Abrams said the performance will feature a one-of-a-kind stage.

Rather than a traditional format, the show will use a "black-box-style" stage that has the audience seated on the same level as the actors. In the middle, a circular stage will revolve throughout.

"It's challenging, but I like to give the students new experiences," Swain-Abrams said.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the school, 2840 E. Orange Road.

Tickets are $10, $6 for students, employees and seniors. For tickets, visit


Students at Olentangy Liberty High School also will take on Jane Austen with an interpretation of "Pride and Prejudice."

Director Daniel Skrovan said he's working from "a great new adaptation" of the beloved romance and said his choice was totally unrelated to Orange's selection. Instead, he said he was simply looking for a change of pace.

"I'm always looking for a fall show that's different than what we've done in the past," he said. "We've never done an adaptation of a classical novel here at Liberty."

He said the script "brings out the humor a lot more" and also adds some unique staging.

The show will be performed on a "platform stage" with different levels, and performers will wear period-specific costumes.

"Not only is it true to the original, but it's very cinematic in quality," he said. "The scenes overlap each other -- one will be ending while another is beginning -- and an actor will turn one direction and be in a whole new scene."

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the school, 3584 Home Road.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and children. For tickets, visit and use the keyword "Liberty."


For its very first fall play, Olentangy Berlin High School will perform a "fall cabaret" that doesn't yet have a name.

Students are in the midst of proposing and voting on an official name for the performance, which will be announced at a later date.

Director Erin Gibbons said the idea for a cabaret came from working with a new group of students at the just-opened school.

"Since it's a brand-new school and we've got all these kids coming from different areas, we kind of wanted to see what their skills are and show off the talent we have and give them a chance to take ownership as we start this program from the ground up," she said.

Students have suggested the songs, and Gibbons said she hasn't found any difficulty working with the new group.

"We're working with this theme of first steps and new beginnings," she said.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the school, 3000 Berlin Station Road.

Donations will be accepted for tickets.


Students at Olentangy High School will perform an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic play "Three Sisters," based on a translation by Sarah Ruhl.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27-28 at the school, 675 Lewis Center Road.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students, staff and seniors.