Excitement in the arts has begun to stir as the theatre program starts rehearsals for their fall production of The Learned Lady by Moliere. According to Mr. Stevens, the head of the theater department, it is a French comedy about a con man who moves in with an average family.
Open auditions were held the second week of school, and auditioning students had to present a monologue by Moliere. Even though this was stressful for the students, many were very pleased when the cast list was released. The main role of the poet con man will be played by Joey Casseb who is thrilled about the show.
“When I saw the cast list, I was excited to work in such a wonderful show,” Casseb said.
As for the rest of this year, Mr. Stevens said the program’s ultimate goal is to “win everything”, and he is also confident that they will go to State for the UIL one act play. He is very excited to now be working alongside Mr. Young, the new theater teacher, who Stevens describes as, “wonderful.”
Anyone interested in seeing The Learned Lady, can come out on November 3-5 at seven p.m, or November 6 at two thirty or seven p.m. Tickets will be sold for $7.
The department’s next show will be the winter production of The Sound of Music. Auditions will begin immediately after the fall play is finished.