TFAC1: Vanessa, played by Olivia Smith, bids farewell to her father, portrayed by Avery Mather, in the closing scene of the Smith-Cotton High School Theatre Department’s performance of “Interrupting Vanessa” on Thursday night in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.

The one-act play, directed by S-C junior Krysta Ott, was the department’s Third Annual Theatre for a Cause production, and raised $964 for Strong Tower Orphanage, a nonprofit organization that aids orphaned children in Caracol, Haiti.

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TFAC9: Timmy, played by Chandler Gray, sends brain waves to a stuffed dog toy to the amazement of his new friend, Vanessa, played by Olivia Smith, in the play “Interrupting Vanessa."

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TFAC3: Smith-Cotton High junior Krysta Ott, director of the Third Annual Theatre for a Cause production, welcomes the audience and explains the mission of Strong Tower Orphanage, the beneficiary of the fund-raising performance.