It is that time of year again when the drama department puts on their annual spring play, but the show will be a little bit different this year. Instead of a single play, two different short plays will be performed in the same night. This decision was made because the drama department wanted flexible casting.
“They also give multiple people moments to shine as you have different actors playing leads in different plays,” said Director Maria Wishart.
According to Wishart, having two separate short shows should make the production as a whole easier to put on because the scripts are simpler and easy to memorize. However, with every show, putting on two shorts will come with their challenges.
“One challenge with doing two different plays is everyone keeping straight who is doing what in which one, scene changes, etc.,” said Wishart.
The first short the drama department will be putting on is “Actor Games.” This production is a inspired by “The Hunger Games” and has characters representing different acting styles.
“We picked it because we all thought it was funny and that it will give the actors some room to really have fun with the characters,” said Wishart.
Because two shorts will be performed instead of one entire play, there are no legitimate starring or lead roles.
The second short is called “Door to Door,” and it is a series of short scenes about life decisions and moving on. Many scenes provoke self reflection in a light-hearted way.
The cast list for both “Actor Games” and “Door to Door” include seventh graders Gavin King, Caitlyn Taylor, Ellie Sims and A.J Lopez. Eighth graders include Michael Hannon, Adin Monroe, Angie Ceja, Kylee Charles, Nathaniel Gavid, Sam Chaplin and Haley Cox. Freshman are Libby Padgett, Christian Ruth and Aubri Cook. Sophomores include Elyssa Stroud, Jacelyn Kelly, Makayla Chism and Summer Ford. Juniors are Jillian Keen, Jacob Graves and Tyler Thornton.
Show dates are April 5, 6 and 7, all starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $3 for students and $4 for adults. Come out and support the drama department with their productions of “Door to Door“ and “Actor Games.”
Story by Sara Kesterson