Battle Ground High School presents ‘One Stoplight Town’ in fall drama production


Battle Ground High School Drama will present “One Stoplight Town,” a play based on the book by Tracy Wells, beginning this week.

The drama students will present six showings, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18 at The Lair at Battle Ground High School. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door, cash only, or are available online at

“The idea of a show that connects to a small town facing change reminded me of Battle Ground when I started teaching in the district 13 years ago,” director Stephan “Cash” Henry said in a press release. “I like how real the characters are, how relatable they are to people I know and to situations I have been in.”

“One Stoplight Town” starts with the installation of the very first traffic signal in a small, unnamed American town — the kind most people drive right through, according to a press release. That sign of progress sparks a variety of reactions among the people who live in the area.

“No matter how old we are, change is a hard thing to get over,” said Logan Lowery, who plays old-timer Clarence. “That’s why I love this play. It does not overcomplicate change, but shows how it works.”

Tahlia Maya, a junior who plays Trish, the town handywoman, said she loves the banter between the various characters.

“I like how we bounce off each other and you can see the difference of characters when we’re all in scenes together,” she said.

“One Stoplight Town” is presented in arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Il.