Brockway, PA – Brockway Area Junior-Senior High School is heading to Paris to find a lost duchess of Russia.

Brockway is staging “Anastasia,” the story of a girl who thinks she may be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia and the two con men who are trying to make a fortune from that possibility.

The play stars Aidyn Edwards in the lead role of Anya, who might be Anastasia. She is escorted to Paris by Dimitri and Vlad, played by Liam Webster and Joe Hertel. There, they encounter intrigue, excitement, and romance.

The play marks Brockway’s return to the stage for nearly two years. The pandemic shut down live performances, forcing the drama club to film its productions and stream them online. This stage production includes new sound design, rotating sets, and clear masks so the actors’ faces can be seen. The cast is excited to be back on the stage, and for Edwards, this is her first starring role.

The community can see the play live in the Brockway auditorium or online as a stream. “Anastasia” will be staged May 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee on May 23 at 3 p.m.

The live streams will be May 21 or June 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the in-person performance and $20 for the livestream. They are available at the door or at www.showtix4u.com/events/roverdrama.

Listen to the interview with Aidyn Edwards, the lead role.