Kathy Paladino is the director of this play and has been directing with the help of her student director Javon McGriff. Paladino directed this play once before, six years ago.
Paladino said she wanted to do this play again because, “It just seemed like the right play for the students this year. I liked the energy of it, I like that there’s a lot of parts, and I think it’s something [the actors] could relate to.”
The first rehearsals consisted of a read-through of a large part of the script and then they practiced basic movements and acted the lines on stage.
While they read lines, the actors not only have to start learning how to memorize them, but they also have to try and become their character.
“I think it feels good,” said junior Randy Flores, “It makes you feel good because you can get out of your own life and be someone else.”
While the actors practiced their lines and movements onstage, McGriff worked hard to help them not only be their characters, but think like their characters.
McGriff took the actors outside of the Lyceum and worked with them on becoming a different person. He told them the basics about their character and how they should act when they “get into character.”
The longtime actors, like senior Kory Bennion, said they are looking forward to, “Opening night; and I’m also looking forward to working with Alyssa Hatton."
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Written by: Maya Lee-Lopez