The Locust Valley High School Jesters will present the heart-stirring Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 14 at 3:00 p.m.

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.

The Jesters’ production features Locust Valley High School’s Veronica Palumbo as Mrs. Anna and Steven Liberto as The King. Also featured are Francesca Bonadonna, Jaclyn Collins, John LaMere, Eric Padilla, Anna Stacy and Matthew Walsh. The show is directed by Abbe Gail Gross.

Tickets for the show are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. For more information call 277-5144.