Oak Grove theatre department is heading to Scotland

Oak Grove theatre department is heading to Scotland

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Oak Grove Theatre Department was chosen to attend the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

According to the Oak Grove Theatre Department website, out of 16,000 schools nominated around the United States, Oak Grove is one of 35 schools that were chosen for the honor.

Theatre Director Suzanne Allmon says the American High School Festival is the largest and most prestigious festival in the world.

According to Allmon this is the departments fourth time being chosen for the honor – the other times being in 1994, 2004, and 2009. Allmon says Oak Grove is one of two schools in the state of Mississippi to be selected more than once.

Allmon also says that the students will perform four times in Scotland before heading to London.

The students will be heading to Scotland in August of 2018.