The King and I is based on Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of Kin Mongkut of Siam int he early 1860s.
The musical's plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher who is hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love to which neither can admit.
This WHS production took place as the world was turned upside down overnight due to the coronavirus on March 13, 2020.
It was the last "normal" day of school experienced at Wheelersburg Local Schools for over 2 years.