WAUSAU — The Wausau East End Players will present a drama based on the timeless story “A Tale of Two Cities” during three performances in November.

“This exhilarating adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel tells an epic story of vengeance and sacrifice poetically described in the famous opening lines, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … ,” said Terry Riska, director of Theater at Wausau East High School, in a news release.

Performances of “A Tale of Two Cities” will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 and 1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Wausau East High School Auditorium.

The story unfolds when French emigrant Charles Darnay returns to his native Paris to help a friend and his aristocratic past is cause for the new government regime to imprison him in the infamous Bastille, where he is sentenced to death by guillotine.  With time running out, Darnay’s friends and family desperately try to free him before the iron blade falls.

About 50 students will take part in performances of “A Tale of Two Cities,” either on stage or behind the scenes with staging and costumes coordinated by teams of students and parent volunteers.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the Wausau East High School Business Office during school hours or at the door.

For more information, contact Riska at 715-261-0650, extension 23317, or triska@wausauschools.org.