75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The Puffs play is set to open on at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 10 in the VHS auditorium. The play is directed by drama teacher Stefoni Rossiter, and written by Matt Cox with music by Brian Metolius. Graphic by: Hank Tovar
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VHS Drama Department prepares for the “Puffs” play

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong October 21, 2022

The play “Puffs” is set to open this November in the VHS auditorium As students get back into the swing of school, the Ventura High School Drama Department prepares for their first performance of...

The fall play Zoomdunnit was the first ever virtual play put out by the VHS Drama Department and was written by Drama Department students. Photo from: VHS Yearbook

VHS Drama department draws its *virtual* curtains

Yasmin Myers January 31, 2021

Modern day rendition of a murder-mystery set in today’s world captivates those who watch.  The drama department broke the barrier of in-person performance to bring the virtual audience a murder mystery...

Mamma Mia was well received and memorable play. Photo from: Ashlynn Vaglica

The curtain closes early, but the show goes on in their hearts

Charlotte D'Orsi May 27, 2020

Despite the school closure, VHS thespians find solace in the memories they’ve created over the years. The VUSD school closures brought a cloud of mourning to Ventura High School students. Spring athletes...

Junior Angelina Flum states that there are a bunch of interesting and funny things that keep you engaged [during the rehearsal] and that its exciting to see the play come together. Photo from junior Angelina Flum

Anatomy of Gray practice has us hooked on a feeling

Yasmin Myers November 13, 2019

Actors and stage managers disclose the details before the curtains unfold [dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]alented actors and stage managers come together on Anatomy of Gray to create a great production....

Actors from left to right. Freshman Henry Oaks, junior Ashlynn Vaglica, junior Talia Walsh, senior Louis Santia, senior Bridget Boland, freshman Ryan Palmisano, and senior Max Quintal give there thanks to audience and crew at the end of the show on Wed. November seventh. Photo By: Sarah Clench

Night Watch did something

Archer Herring November 18, 2018

Summary of Play: For those that didn’t see Night Watch, it’s a suspenseful drama centered around a wealthy and emotionally unstable girl named Elaine Wheeler, who is portrayed by Talia Walsh. It...

Santia (left) stated, I am super pumped to do such a nuance packed and mind boggling show. It really is an insane storyline. I’m so excited to work with this great cast, great cast, and great director! Rocha (right) added, Because its a murder mystery, theres so much going on and its hard to figure out whos to blame... Photo by: Sarah Clench

VHS fall play: It’s time to watch Nightwatch

Sarah Clench September 20, 2018

The fall play put on by the Drama Department this year at Ventura High School is Night Watch, a mystery, based in a Manhattan townhouse, and the cast list is out. About 49 people auditioned and the...

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