Lafayette play director is also a student

Lafayette play director is also a student

WILLIAMSBURG — Christine Strong is a 15-year-old sophomore attending Lafayette High School.

But at the snap of a finger she can transform into a nagging Brooklyn mother from 1937.

Last Friday, Strong chastised her real-life classmate but make-believe son Caleb McNabb, shaking a roller skate at him.

"A rolla' skate? On my kitchen flaw'? You want me dead?" Strong said. McNabb shrunk back from the domineering mother, the dropped R's pummeling him into submission.

It was opening night of Lafayette High School's Brighton Beach Memoirs. In a little over an hour, Strong and McNabb's friends, family and teachers would fill the auditorium.

For the...