Central High Theater Program Present First Play of the Year

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL THEATER PROGRAM PRESENT FIRST PLAY OF THE YEAR -- The cast pose for a group picture after their performance.

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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL THEATER PROGRAM PRESENT FIRST PLAY OF THE YEAR -- The cast pose for a group picture after their performance.

Matthew Davis, Assisstant Editor

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The Central High Theater program has taken a long journey. At first, theater was simply another class. Students learned how to write plays, but only ever performed small scenes for each other. Now, the program practices everyday during 6 period for an upcoming performance and can truly be considered an extracurricular.

The program kicked off the year with “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by the Neo-Futurists. The goal of the play was to perform 30 individual, unrelated scenes within a 60 minute time frame. With the program, the audience was given a menu, or list of all names of the scenes, along with a number from 1-30 for each. Audience members vocalized which play they wanted to see by calling the scene number, and the cast performed whichever was chosen.

“I was proud that they got all their lines and characters, and that they were able to form a cohesive ensemble. They had to work together to pull off something so crazy,” shared Mrs. Sally White, director of the show.

One scene that was a big hit among the audience and cast was a scene called Djá vu. In this scene, the cast had to perform the previous play over again, exactly the same way. Even if someone were to mess up a line, they must repeat the line exactly the same as the first time.

“I was honestly surprised it went so well,” reflected Caitlin Leamon, one of thirteen cast members.

Being a high school theater program, one may think that the class would be very relaxed. However, thanks to Ms. White, theater has become a respectable group who have a passion for the stage. White hand picked each cast member to ensure the legitimacy of the program.

“There were students of mine who came just for extra credit and did not consider themselves theater people, but ended up loving it! I think it is great that [the cast] could change people’s minds like that,” revealed White.

As the year goes on, the theater program will only get better. There will be plenty of other plays coming up in the future, so make sure that you go catch these amazing performances.

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