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IB Students Performed 'My Luke, The Iron Horse'

Members of the BHS International Baccalaureate Theatre Class at BHS along with director Mrs. Koniuto and Producer Mr. Kassan pose with author Keith Van Derbeck after their performance of an original play ' My Luke, The Iron Horse'.  The students did two performances on Saturday, April 16, both times the audience was full.  
The play was about Lou Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 through 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He was an All-Star seven consecutive times and a member of six World Series champion teams. Gehrig's streak ended in 1939 after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease in North America.[9] The disease forced him to retire from the sport at age 36. In October 1939, he accepted an appointment by the Mayor of New York City, Fiorello La Guardia, to a ten-year term as a New York City Parole Commissioner and was sworn into office on January 2, 1940. He died on June 2, 1941 Using comedy, romance and music, Mr. Van Derbeck explored Gehrig’s final years revealing a story that will touch both your heart and mind…