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The McLean Community Players are set to close their run of "What I Did Last Summer" this Sunday at the McLean Community Center. The final performances include two evening shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. According to the McLean Community Players website, "The setting is a well-to-do vacation colony on the shores of Lake Erie, the time 1945, during the final stages of World War II. Charlie, a developing rebellious fourteen-year-old, is summering with his mother and sister (his father is fighting in the Pacific) before going off to an expensive boarding school in the fall." Tickets are $14 and are available for purchase online or at the McLean Community Center, 1235 Ingleside Ave.
The group wants local high schoolers to open up about what they did last summer.
In case you were in denial, this week's weather has definitely confirmed that summer is officially over. But the McLean Community Players are still in a summer state of mind. The group will kick off their 2012-2013 season later this month with A. R. Gurney’s play What I Did Last Summer, but first, the group is sponsoring a high school essay contest for asking local students to write about "Last summer, ..." The essays can be submitted by high school students ages 15-18. The top essay comes with a $200 prize and will be published on the McLean Communty Players website. So write about that trip to New York or the long weekend your family spent at Rehoboth Beach. Did you go camping? Visit your grandparents? Maybe you traveled abroad or went …