WHS drama is in a “Grimm” mood as it enters the final week of rehearsals for the spring play.
The class will perform “Channeling Grimm” Saturday night in the WHS Auditorium.
The play, written by Tracy Wells, is a comedic adaptation of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Students will portray Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and many other fairy tale characters.
With only three people in the WHS drama class, director Brendan Praeger said the biggest challenge has been recruiting other students to fill roles.
“We have a lot of interested students, but working around schedules and finding rehearsal time has been tough. I’m glad we give lots of students an opportunity to perform, even just for small scenes. I hope it convinces more students to enroll in the class in the future.
Senior Lanson Parry and junior Miguel Hernandez play two high school students who try to watch television instead of reading to finish an English assignment. Each scene is an adaptation of a fairy tale. For instance, Red Riding Hood is shown as a Law and Order episode and Cinderella is a Project Runway competition.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how well everyone works together at the end,” Parry said.
Freshman Zoey Stone plays multiple roles, including a peasant and a newscaster. “I’m excited to see how people make the scenes come to life. They’re all interesting and fun, so I think the performance will be good,” Stone said.
Although nerves always set in in the final week of rehearsals, the students are excited to finally get on stage to perform. “I’m ready to just to do it,” Hernandez said. “Performing is a rush. It makes me nervous but it’s also exciting.”
GSA is selling tickets to a taco bar at the high school before the production, which includes entrance to the play. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.
Illustration by Kayla Jernigan.
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