Fall Play:“Our Miss Brookes”

Posted on October 27, 2009 by


Angela Troyer and Braxton Troyer- Staff Writers

The stage: it is a way of self expression, a place for students to become someone else.

Auditions began, the lights glaring in faces as young actors took to the stage. Bruce Bordner (director) and Kim Nonnenmacher (co-director) quietly sat, serving as the only audience.

“I enjoy acting, I think that its fun. To go on stage and be someone totally different,” Luke Shyposki (11) said.

This entire process began weeks ago with auditions. After the auditions come the trying hours of hard toil and dedication to the play that entail after school rehearsals, memorizing lines and still balancing normal school days with an attempt to have an active social life outside the walls of CHS.

The kids are working hard, it takes a lot of work on their part to put together [a show of this size], Bordner said.

As the play progresses, scripts are set aside so one can open up as their character and find ways to relate.

“Well in some ways he’s [Ted – the character Shyposki portrays] a lot like me [but] in some ways he’s not,” Shyposki said.

With opening night only weeks away, costumes are found and lines are re-examined. Everything must be right for opening night.

“The show is one of the larger casts done. It includes a large cast that has a lot of distinct characters not just one or two leads … and really does highlight a lot of individual acting talent,” Bordner said. “A lot of high school kids can relate, it’s a high school friendly show.”

Opening night will be Nov. 5th at 7 p.m. in the BPAC, Nov. 6th (unless the football team wins sectionals then this show will be pushed back to Nov. 8th at 2:30 p.m.) and Nov. 7th. Tickets go on sale next week from Mr. Bordner at $5 for students and $6 for adults. Tickets will also be sold the week of the show in the café commons at the same prices.


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