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Fight Choreographer Brings “West Side Story” Violence To Life

Dublin Coffman student actors Grant Coffman and Harrison Deakin practice a fight scene from West Side Story with authentic-looking switchblades knives.
Dublin Coffman student actors practice a fight scene from West Side Story with authentic-looking switchblade knives.
5:44PM
April
12, 2013

Saturday night gang violence 1950s style explodes across the stage at Dublin Coffman High School. Students are presenting the classic musical drama West Side Story. One of the show’s directors is himself a former actor who turned to teaching others how to fight on stage.