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Spring Play cast persists through challenging rehearsals

Seniors Rebecca Anderson and Garrett Cole quiz each other on their lines before rehearsal.

Seniors Rebecca Anderson and Garrett Cole quiz each other on their lines before rehearsal.

Caitlin Leiker

Seniors Rebecca Anderson and Garrett Cole quiz each other on their lines before rehearsal.

Caitlin Leiker

Caitlin Leiker

Seniors Rebecca Anderson and Garrett Cole quiz each other on their lines before rehearsal.

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This year’s Spring Play performance will take place March 7-9 at 12th Street Auditorium.

As far as rehearsals go, the students are hard at work trying to memorize their lines, which director Bill Gasper said is the biggest roadblock the cast has encountered.

“I’d like to tweak the blocking a little more, but it’ll be easier once we have the lines memorized,” Gasper said. “People need to get comfortable saying their lines. They’re thinking more about lines than their position on the stage, and it just makes everything awkward.”

Gasper said that this year’s cast compared to last year’s cast is less experienced, but he has no doubt that the characters will work well together.

“I’m not saying they’re bad at line memorization,” Gasper said. “The kids usually learn their lines fairly rapidly. We’re about three weeks out, so maybe I’m expecting a little bit more from lines than what we’ve been getting, but it’s not too bad.”

Senior Garrett Cole said he’s beginning to feel the pressure of the incoming performance date.

“Our line memorization could definitely be stronger,” Cole said. “It seems a lot of the cast is almost scared to put themselves out there and get into it, so things seem really slow.”

To fix this problem, Cole said the cast as a whole could begin implementing smaller solutions to help the process along.

“Once everyone cracks down on their lines and gets everything memorized, I feel everything will work itself out from there,” Cole said. “Little things can also be done like raising our speaking voices to performance level and little picky things like that.”

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Caitlin Leiker is a sophomore, and this is her first year in newspaper. She is also involved in Chamber Singers, Musical, and Spring Play. Outside of school,...

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