Theater department performs two holiday plays

Maddie Black , Editor

The Olathe South Theater Department is performing two holiday plays on Friday, Dec. 14 as part of Holiday Magic.

Both shows will feature backdrops and snow. David Hastings, theatre teacher, says “It’s great for the whole family.”

The Repertory Theatre class is performing a one-act radio version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ The cast includes: Haley Cogbill, Duante Davis, Anna Hastings, Rylee Herr, Antonio Monteleone, Brandon Plumb, Antoine Sanders, Emma Sayler, Kale Sheffer, Sarah Tolman, and Emily Tucker.

Hastings said “we did a very long version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ last year, but this is a different script.”

The next act is “Deck the Stage.” Hastings says, “It features short scenes and monologues that are directed and performed by the Advanced Repertory Theatre class.”

The cast includes: Brooke Audano, Shaun Carier, Khadijatou Ceesay, Ethan Christiansen, Peyton Consani, Chealsie Crum, John Dawkins, Ashley Delana, Jordan DeLeon, Spencer Foster, Nicholas Harris, Madison Kindig, Evan Nugent, Joseph Patterson, William Phillips, Dylan Stuart, Jonathan Swanson, Leah Tariku, Lynndsie Taylor, and Megan Weldon.

Each show is rehearsed during class and within each class period they get through 1/4 of the play. “The objective was to have all the character work, blocking, and lines done before Thanksgiving Break,” said Hastings.

Hastings said his favorite part of teaching theatre and directing plays “is watching students learn and grow. I am definitely seeing this happen in our class holiday plays.”