WHAT: Airport Send-Off for Northern Nevada Students Performing in Scotland
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
WHERE: Reno-Tahoe International Airport
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Northern Nevada’s Sage Ridge School will be leaving Tuesday, July 29 to participate in the prestigious 2014 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is hosting a send-off ceremony to celebrate the students’ accomplishment in the Main Terminal near the ski sculpture.
The Fringe is the largest performing arts festival in the world. Sage Ridge School is the only school from Nevada, and just one of 48 schools from across the nation that will be performing for the 2014 season. Sage Ridge is also the first school from Northern Nevada to be invited to the festival.
In honor of the Sesquicentennial, the students developed an original play titled; Nevada: It Ain’t Just Vegas, Baby! The comedic play illustrates Nevada’s vibrant past and journey toward statehood. Characters include a mix of legends including: Elvis, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Sarah Winnemucca, Comstock miners and other familiar faces.
The send-off ceremony will take place at 8:00 a.m. in the main terminal near the ski sculpture at the Reno-Tahoe International airport. The students will perform an excerpt from the play before preparing to board. Following the preview, there will be brief comments from Nevada 150 and Theatre Department Director, Cameron Crain. The community is encouraged to show their support.
ABOUT NEVADA 150
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.