Acting out our state’s history

Students and faculty at Webster City Middle School presented The Great Iowa History Play on Tuesday. Every sixth grade student at the school played a part in the comical account of selected scene’s from Iowas history.

From the fish that lived in the area when Iowa was underwater to native americans, pioneer settlers, foreign occupations, civil war and immigration, students acted out scenes with over 175 costumes, props and pieces of music from each period.

Actors prepared for the play on Monday with playwright Fax Gilbert to show off the history of their state with mime, music and dance. Elia Cayetana, who played a pioneer, said the play that the school has hosted for more than 10 years, was a good time.

“It was a lot of fun. It was embarrassing at the same time because there were a lot of students watching but it was all pretty good,” Cayetana said.