By: Kaley R
The Senior Class Plays are a series of three one-act productions directed by six DHS seniors. This year the performances are directed by Garrett C. and Jared M., Skyler W. and Danielle J., and Mickey W. and Ivy H. They will take place on Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13.
The three comedies this year are “Rejection or Will Date for Food” directed by Mickey W. and Ivy H., “Nine Worst Breakups of all Time” directed by Danielle J. and Skyler W., and last but certainly not least, “Crushed” by Jared M. and Garrett C. All of the directors have been a imperative participants of the drama club since freshman year.
This year, the Senior Class Plays broke school records. Garrett C., said that a total of 125 seniors auditioned this year. The previous school high was 106.
During the casting process, every senior is given an audition and everyone who auditions is included in the show. After auditions, the directors sit down and hold a draft. They pick numbers out of a hat to help determine the choosing order. After this process, there are often some trades between directors based on who would fit which role. The Senior Class Play practice times vary times and days between the plays.
The Senior Class Plays are a fun and new thing to do for most seniors that have never participated in Drama at Duxbury High School. Senior Kristin S., is in the play, “Nine Worst Breakups of all Time.” Smith said “So far they are so much fun and I am really looking forward to the productions.” Most underclassmen at DHS are aware of the plays and go to see the productions in December.
The Senior Class Plays are a great way to meet and cultivate friendships between different groups of people. Senior MK W. said, “I have been having a great time getting to know new people and seeing how funny some of my peers are.”
All of the directors are extremely happy with the way the plays are going so far. Garrett C., said, “It’s a really great bonding experience for seniors and it’s very entertaining for the school and the community.”
Sophomore Ben Q. said “I definitely will partake in the plays during my senior year.”