Christmas lights dully lit the choir room the evenings of Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. Soft music quietly played in the background, but was soon drowned out by laughter or passionate dialogues.
With each act, the audience was emotionally involved.
For the past three weeks, freshmen and sophomores have been working with upperclassmen to prepare one-act scenes. The scripts were chosen by the junior and senior directors.
The entire process was run by students and the theater program invited underclassmen to get involved, and gave upperclassmen a chance to direct.
“I loved performing and working with everyone involved because they made it lighthearted,” sophomore Peyton Reed said. “Preparing for it was stressful, but the directors made it fun and took that pressure off, because they gave us time to prepare.”
One act auditions were held in the study hall room where the upperclassmen gave scripts to those who auditioned…scripts they had never seen. The upperclassmen observed them, then chose the actors that they wanted to work with.
The show was free, and free food and drinks were provided to promote the welcoming and inviting atmosphere.
The choir room was chosen to increase and build an intimate environment between the actors, actresses, and the audience. The intended intensity was clearly present during the shows.
One act that stood out was called “A 12-Hour Life,” and was performed by freshman Luke Bucaro and sophomore Madison Chapleau.
This act was about a young woman named Samantha who spontaneously encouraged a stranger, Dylan, to go on an adventure with her and to take a break from his typical day.
The emotion between them made the audience open their eyes and ears, drawing in their full attention. The performance represented an average, boring life and that most people live, which, most people would admit is relatable.
Throughout the evening, the audience’s emotions were tangled in a passionate knot. The acts varied from comedic to passionate.
“The actors are trying to create a comfortable environment,” sophomore Abby Godek said. “I’m extremely happy I was able to participate in these the past two years.”