Airport holds send-off for Sage Ridge students performing in Scotland

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Updated: 7/29 10:39 am
RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- Northern Nevada’s Sage Ridge School leaves Tuesday morning to participate in the prestigious 2014 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In honor of this journey, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is hosting a send-off ceremony to celebrate the students’ accomplishment in the Main Terminal near the ski sculpture.

The Fringe is the largest performing arts festival in the world -- Sage Ridge School is the only school from Nevada, and just one of 48 schools from across the nation that will be performing for the 2014 season. Sage Ridge is also the first school from Northern Nevada to be invited to the festival.

Because of the Sesquicentennial, students developed an original play titled; Nevada: It Ain't Just Vegas, Baby! The comedic play illustrates Nevada's vibrant past and journey toward statehood. Characters include a mix of legends including Elvis, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Sarah Winnemucca, Comstock miners and other familiar faces.

The send-off ceremony will take place July 29 at 8:00 a.m. in the main terminal near the ski sculpture at the Reno-Tahoe International airport. The students will perform an excerpt from the play before preparing to board and following the preview, there will be brief comments from Nevada 150 and Theatre Department Director, Cameron Crain.

For more information about Nevada: It Ain't Just Vegas, Baby! visit Sageridge.org or call 775-852-6222

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