A Play About Plays: Behind the Scenes


Picture Credit: Mercy Catota

Keira Everett, staff writer

It’s that time of year again! Our school’s theater program begins to prepare for its end-of-year play! This year’s production takes place during extended advisory on May 5th and is called “A Play About Plays,” where we are presented with 3 different stories about different productions: Laughing Stock, All the Bases, and Standardized from The Perils of Modern Education. All focus on the efforts of the young theater folk trying to put on a show, much like our own group!

Due to the majority of the class’s standouts and veterans being seniors, we will be forced to say farewell to many of our beloved actors and stage crew. 

But, despite the sadness they all feel, they are all looking forward to the future of the program, as well as excited to embrace the moment. 

One of the main actors, Abigail McCurry (12), is one of these seniors. 

“As far as the show is concerned, I’m really excited for Standardized. I think it’ll be very cute and very fun. And a last little hoorah for the seniors,” McCurry said. 

Though, once again, this isn’t just a one-man act. Here are 20+ amazing, talented students coming together to help make this show special, such as Cas Williams (12), a main character in one of our stories. 

“I am most excited to play the writer in Laughing Stock. I think it’s going to be really fun, [and I’m] super excited, and I’m very thankful I got the role. And I can’t wait,” Williams said. 

Williams then shares her hopes for the play and its impact.

“I hope that they find it funny, and I hope that they laugh with us,” Williams said. 

But this is not just about the actors. Behind the curtains, there’s a collection of helpful stage crew ready to put on a show, such as co-director: Tyler Bryant (12).

Bryant gives us a scoop on how he feels in the director’s chair.

“I feel really good about it, actually. I think it’s gonna turn out well,” Bryant said.

Bryant is not only directing and influencing the script, but he is organizing and writing parts of his own, hoping to leave a smile on the audience’s face. 

“I’m most excited for the part I’m writing,” Bryant said. 

Overall, although putting together a show may be a challenging task, (especially a play about plays,) the cast is striving for perfection, and most importantly, having fun. 

Make sure to stay tuned to when ticket sales start!