Drama Runs In The Family

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Photo By: Alex Rozbicki

Ferris Mcintyre, senior (center), Tanner Weatherford, senior and Nathan Oswald, junior working at the light booth in the drama room.

Cam High’s drama department is already underway with its spring production, titled It Runs in the Family.

After two weeks of casting, rehearsals began earlier this month. The comedic performance is scheduled to open its doors the first two Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of April.

In this British farce, Dr. David Mortimer is plagued by his ill-conceived son and has to stave off the consequences of his actions with the help of his fellow doctors, all the while being pressured to complete an all-important speech  and keep his secret from his wife.

The 13 cast members are charged with bringing this 58 page script to life before spring break this year, deviating from the regular “after-break” performance traditions.

Rehearsals are after school most weekdays and last anywhere from one-and-a-half to three hours. Pauline Moraveck, junior and drama student, said, “I look at my lines at the ends of class whenever we get the chance, you know? It doesn’t hurt”.

“I’m so excited the next play is in process right now. Waiting for opening night is like waiting for Santa and his deer on the night of Christmas,” said¬†Jessica Brockway, senior and drama student.

“I love it a lot,” said Danika Elvine, senior and drama student. “It takes commitment, but the experience makes up for the work we dish out. The play gives back more than we put in.”

Drama normally has a fall and spring production, but this year could be different. When asked about future productions, Alexis McVicker, junior and drama student, said, “Actually there is a good chance that we will, for once, have productions right after It Runs in the Family is finished, which is actually pretty cool because they would be one act, student-directed performances, since Stefanie Chordigian’s play was such a success. She’s really broken the sound barrier for student directing.”