Les Misérables. Few people have read the book, first published in 1862, but some people have seen the musical. Most people have heard of the play and few know what it is about, but most don’t. You’re in luck! The Brenham High School Drama Department will be performing the High School production of Les Misérables, or Les Miz as it is called this weekend.
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption, released in 1815 after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him with a tremendous act of mercy, but a police inspector named Javert refuses to let him escape justice and pursues him for most of the play. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade in Paris.
The musical will be performed, complete with an orchestra, this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00 PM at the High School auditorium. It will also be presented Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at cubcompany.booktix.com/.