Gianna Giacolcetti ’14- News
Romeo Theatre Company performed, Just Another High School Play, on November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for Middle school, High school, and multiple shows for the general public. The two school shows were $5 a ticket and the other three general public shows were $7. Successfully, both school shows sold out, in addition to the shows for the general public which also did very well.
Kendra Walls, Romeo Theatre Company’s director and Romeo High School’s drama teacher, was very happy with the play’s turnout. She searched all summer for a show that she thought would fit with the upcoming year’s talent.
“I loved the show because the opening line made me laugh. It’s just so funny and because there were so many characters we could use all the new faces,” Walls said.
But Walls knew Sunday’s performance wasn’t going to be the last of this fall’s play. Romeo Theatre Company is bringing the show to State Thespian Festival. This is the second year in a row Romeo will be taking one of their shows to Thespian Festival.
“It’s an honor to be asked a second time. They came straight to us when one of the shows dropped out and it all happened so quick. There are 43 other schools going and they could have asked any of them, but they chose us. It was really kind of neat,” Walls said.
Many of the students were very excited and nervous at the same time. A lot of freshman were casted and for most it was their first show. Mackenzie Schmidt (12), who played a character named Beth, was very pleased with the way the show turned out.
“I thought I did well and I didn’t find myself nervous for this play. I had a lot of fun with my character,” Schmidt said.
Romeo Theatre Company will attend State Thespian Festival in the first weekend in December, where they will perform their show in front of almost 50 other schools.