Theatre ready to represent

January 29, 2018

UIL competition is approaching, and our school’s theatre department is ready to dive in.

This year, the Theatre department is showcasing “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” a show about a young boy living with autism who goes to great lengths and discovers new things about himself and the world around him.

The One Act play cast members are excited to start working.

“Being a part of One Act is a really great experience,” junior Grace Simmons said. “I’m excited to be a lead in this years play.”

The style and plot of the show is unique; it is set in modern times and focuses on a serious subject.

“This show is very powerful in my opinion,” sophomore Gwyneth Williamson said. “I love how unique it is with spreading awareness for autism.”

The department traveled to State last year with the production of “Proof.” This new year could hold pressure for the cast members.

“I feel that since we did go to state last year, we do have a reputation to uphold,” junior Chelsea Beard said. “We as a cast and crew, are going to give it our all at every competition.”

Rehearsals for the show help the cast and crew members understand the show and how it will play out during competition.

“I was pretty excited when we found out that we were doing this play,” Williamson said. “I’ve only heard about it before she announced it. After doing some research, I started to love it.”

As the play starts to take shape for their first Clinic, the cast and crew are confident that they will be able to put on an incredible performance.

“This play is certainly a challenge because of the setbacks each character has,” Beard said. “I think that our program is ready to deal with these types of deep issues and will perform the best possible way we can.”

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