Actors onstage

Valley Presents “KES,” A Play about Bullying

Valley High School will present the play “KES” on Nov. 2 and 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2:00 p.m.

More than 100 Valley students will be a part of this important play with an important message. Students involved in the production took time to learn more about bullying prevention in preparation for the play.

“KES” is the story of teenage Billy who is bullied on all sides: at school, at home and in the community. His father disappeared when he was six and his mother leaves him to fend for himself. Judd, his bullying older brother, works in the local coalmine and Billy is expected to follow in his footsteps. He then finds a kestrel chick, which is a type of falcon, that he raises and trains.

As Billy’s relationship with the soaring bird grows, so too does his spirit. Billy discovers a passion that gives him an escape from the harsh reality of his life. The play is Lawrence Till’s adaptation of the 1968 novel “A Kestral for a Knave” by Barry Hines.

The cost is $7.00 for seniors and students, and $8.00 for adults. To reserve tickets, please call 633-4000.