CYT Puts Final Touches On The Winter Show “Anatomy of Gray”

The cast of Clayton Youth Theater’s production of Anatomy of Gray, a drama by award-winning author  Jim Leonard, heads into “tech” week this weekend in preparation for opening night on Thursday, February 26.Clayton Center CYT rehearsal1

The talented cast and crew—middle and high school students ages 12-18—have been rehearsing on a regular schedule since the first of the year. This week they will rehearse nightly while tech staff works on pulling together sound, lights and other components to complete the production.

Set in Indiana during the late 1800’s, Anatomy of Gray deals with death, loss, love and healing in a unique coming of age story. The plot centers on a time after June’s father has died. She prays for a healer to come to the small town of Gray, so that no one will ever suffer again. The next thing she knows, there’s a tornado, and a man in a balloon blows into town claiming to be a doctor.

At first, the new doctor cures anything and everything, but then the town is struck with a mysterious illness that begins to spread.  Gray presents the family with some hilarious situations and serious choices as he makes his home in the town that bears his name.

The play is rated PG+ for mild language and tragic circumstances, and is not suited for young children. Show times are 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 26, through Saturday, February 28. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 & under. (Note that ticket prices do not include taxes or fees.) Call the box office at 919-553-1737 for more information or to purchase tickets.