Milburn P. Anderson Junior High School of Berkley, Michigan, put on a performance of
"Tom Sawyer and the Whitewashed Fence," or some such name.
I played Tom's bratty younger brother Sid.
I'm the one cringing down on the left. I barely remember it...the only thing I remember is that Tom was supposed to throw a piece of toast at me in anger and hit me, and the kid playing Tom missed me by a mile in every performance, and each time I went ahead and fell to the floor crying, as per the script.
The picture is signed on the back by nine kids:
"Best of luck(?), Colin"--Tom Brown
"Good luck!"--Sandra Vobel
Vicki Miller "60"
Sue Merchant "60"
Stan (Ben) Zubal
Donna Green "(Good Luck, Colin!)"
Tom Brown is in the white t-shirt with arms folded across his knees; Stan Zubal is on the floor at the right. I can't identify the rest of them.