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Fifth-grader Erin McCarthy holds still while having gold glitter applied to her face for her role as Ariel in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" during a "hair and makeup day" Wednesday at East Gloucester Elementary School. Nearly everyone in the fifth-grade class is involved in the play this year, either as a cast or crew member. The public is invited to attend the four public performances: Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door, but often sell out. Anyone wishing to secure tickets in advance can email production manager Michele Del Vecchio at email@example.com.