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West Campus drama club stages "The Living"
West Campus drama club stages "The Living"
Amy Maciaszek
Friday, October 30, 2020

If a plague or mass disaster struck your community, how would you respond? This is the question at the heart of "The Living," a play by Anthony Clarvoe, presented by McHenry High School West Campus on Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 13-14.

Set in London, 1665, when the city was in the midst of an outbreak of bubonic plague that would ultimately kill over 20 percent of the city’s population, "The Living" is about the impulse to draw back, to lie, to conceal, and to retreat versus the impulse to gather, to  commune, to cooperate, to find common ground.  Those two conflicting impulses seem to inform our response to every disaster.

Please join us in exploring this historical drama as it relates to what is going on in the world and in the country, about the growth of community in the midst of chaos.

Due to COVID, seating is limited to 25 audience members per performance. Tickets will be sold online only. Information about “The Living” is available at