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Peak School hosts annual Game Night

The Peak School, a four-year-old private school on Main Street in Frisco currently serving sixth through 11th grade, hosts its annual Game Night on Friday, May 6, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The event acts as a fundraiser for the Summit County Animal Shelter and includes student-hosted games, a photo booth, prizes and more. All Summit County families are welcome, and all proceeds — there is a suggested entry donation of $5 — will go to the shelter.

Games to be played include lawn favorites cornhole (sometimes known as bags) and ring toss, as well as traditional favorites like giant Twister and relay tic-tac-toe. For video game enthusiasts, there will also be a Mario Cart competition.

For more information, visit the school's website at: http://www.thepeakschool.education, or call (970) 368-5601.

Summit High weekend play

In partnership with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Summit High School's performing arts department presents Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl's dark comedy "Dead Man's Cell Phone" this weekend.

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The play will feature an acting cast of just upperclassman to wrap up the 2015-16 school year. It explores themes of loss, missed connections and death.

The story tells of an incessantly ringing cellphone in a quiet café that goes unanswered. When an unassuming stranger at the next table answers it, a world of loose ends is unlocked. Both satirically funny and deeply thought provoking, this quick-paced comedy is the odyssey of a woman named Jean who is forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.

"This show is so special because it shows how connected we all are, whether we realize it or not," senior Cait McCluskie, who plays Jean, said in a release, "and how disconnected our technology makes us. Audiences should expect to be both delighted and confounded with a sometimes outrageous set of circumstances."

Josh Blanchard, Lake Dillon's executive director, directs the production while Summit High performing arts teacher Scott Porter functions as its producer. Tickets to the show, held at the Summit High School Auditorium (150 School Rd in Frisco) are available through the school in advance or at the door at a cost of $5 for students and $10 for adults. Due to a small amount of adult language, the performance may not be appropriate for young audiences.

Showtimes are: Thursday, May 5, Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, each at 7 p.m. For more information, call Summit High School at (970) 368-1100.

—Compiled by Kevin Fixler

Summit School District Events:

Monday, May 2

Summit High School – Girls’ Lacrosse vs. Golden, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3

Upper Blue Elementary – Finals Chess Tournament, 4:30 p.m.

Central Admin Office – District Accountability Advisory Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m.

Summit High School – Girls’ Lacrosse vs. Grand Junction, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

Silverthorne Elementary – Parent Teacher Association meeting, 4:15 p.m.

Upper Blue Elementary – Fifth-grade Exhibition, 5 p.m.

Frisco Elementary – Primary Years Programme Exhibition, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

Summit Middle School – Parent Teacher Organization meeting, 7:30 a.m.

Summit High School – School Play, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 6

Summit High School – Girls’ Soccer vs. Rifle, 4 p.m.

– School Play, 7 p.m.

Summit Middle School – Basketball Camp, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Summit Middle School – Basketball Camp, 9 a.m.

Summit High School – School Play, 7 p.m.

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