Drama begins their spring production process


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Drama teacher/ technical director Melissa Harper, and Jeremiah Andrews (10) discussed the props for the upcoming play.

The cast list is out, rehearsal has begun, and two new stories have begun to take shape. The OHS Drama Department has started production on the spring plays. 

 Drama teachers Ms. Amy Learn and Ms. Melissa Harper will lead a troupe of students, teachers, and school community members to bring this spring’s one act plays, “Who Calls?” and “A Game” to life. 

The drama department tries to provide students with a well rounded theater experience that includes different kinds of plays. According to Ms. Learn, “We always try to bring something in every four year cycle that is different and a challenge. That can make students think a little differently.” 

The spring plays this season will make people think about their lives and society. “Who Calls?” is a paranormal piece that will have the audience questioning death, the afterlife, and honesty. Meanwhile, in “A Game,” the audience will be shown an experiment that emphasizes the power of words, and how quickly words can distort people’s view of themselves and the world. 

“Drama is something I look forward to at the end of the day,” said Bonnie Niedermann (10) a member of the crew. “I’m excited to help produce something that will be really interesting to see.”

Performances will be March 4-6 with “Who Calls?” going first, and “A Game” following after intermission.  

Students come to see the plays because the people they are around everyday worked hard to bring a new story to the stage. According to Ms. Harper, “Their friends and the people they sit in class with created a different world for them to sit and watch and enjoy.”

With unique stories, dedicated students, and devoted teachers the spring plays should be shows to remember.