Lottery art for Speech and Acting

MVTHS’s competitive Speech & Acting Team is proud to present its interpretation of “The Lottery,” dramatized by Brainerd Duffield (based on the short story by Shirley Jackson) at Schweinfurth Theater.

This unusual play, with its shattering last scene, captures the story that has become an internationally known classic. Like the story, the play starts as people are assembling for the lottery. What family will it be this time? Which member? Only gradually do we begin to suspect the nature of the lottery as the play builds swiftly to its crucial and moving climax. The tension and thrill of the play are built into its very structure.

While it is being shown during the school day to students selected randomly through a lottery of its own, it is also available to the public! 

Seating in our FIRST EVER BLACK BOX THEATER EXPERIENCE is extremely limited, so get your tickets now! Showtimes are Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd at 6:30pm and 8pm each evening. Run time is roughly 25 minutes. All tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door or reserved with the QR code below. 

Contact Raquel Bliffen at with questions.

Due to the graphic nature of this show, viewer discretion is advised. Suggested audience age: 13+.

To reserve tickets online, scan the following QR code.