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Westwood Students Debut 'To See The Stars'

"To See the Stars" cast members: Delaney De Titta, far left; Emma Scholes, back left; Sara Bayles, back right; Maggie Minas, far right; and freshman Gabrielle Blundo, center.
"To See the Stars" cast members: Delaney De Titta, far left; Emma Scholes, back left; Sara Bayles, back right; Maggie Minas, far right; and freshman Gabrielle Blundo, center. Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTWOOD, N.J. -- The Woodington Players of Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School will debut the play "To See the Stars" Nov. 12-14.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Based on a true story by Cynthia Mercati, "To See the Stars" takes place in 1909 and depicts the greed and poor working conditions in New York’s Johannsen’s Shirtwaist Factory and the shirtwaist industry. While profits soar, the young girls working in the factories earn meager salaries and endure brutal working conditions.

The young girls, led by Anya Rosen (played by senior Delaney DeTitta), stand together to fight for a better life when their initial pleas for help are rejected by the male-dominated union. Their struggles include beatings, starvation, and prison, but ultimately they prevail and win the first industry-wide strike in American labor history.

To reserve tickets, e-mail woodiestickets@gmail.com or purchase them online . All tickets reserved or purchased in advance are $7; tickets sold at the door are $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens.

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