The Central Players
Central High School's Premier Acting Troupe
In my 2nd year of teaching I established The Central Players - an after-school club that was dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and thought-provoking theatre to our school community.
This picture is from the first show we ever did: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (because it was free!). My King Oberon, Danny (fourth in from the left) was a crucial factor in me starting The Central Players. His passion and belief in having a quality theatre program at Central made me want to have one, too.
In the years since he graduated from Central, Danny died doing what he loved to do: taking pictures and making art. Every Central Players performance is secretly dedicated to him and once a year, a cast member who has shown the most dedication and drive gets an award named after Danny.
Danny may be gone, but his spirit lives on our stage forever.