During the Upper School Drama Night on Thursday, October 24, students wowed the audience with two intense dramas, Fearful Symmetry and Look Me In the Eye.
Fearful Symmetry is a play about a girl named Mary who is anxiously attempting to finish her chores when a mysterious stranger enters the room with an enticing but frightening proposition: “Push the button on this box I have. If you do so, I will give you a large sum of money. The catch? You will not know who, but someone will die.” This play's special twist is this one storyline is played out in four countries simultaniously.
Look Me In the Eye is a play about teenagers in the future who are obedient, polite and respectful. This is due in large part to the government required “observation sessions.” But there is a dark underside to this utopian vision. As the students begin questioning the system they must decide whether to remain obedient or speak out and face the consequences.
The set design, lighting and eerie music kept the crowd locked into the play's every move.
This is one of the best performances I've seen out of my Sophomore Theatre II students. The way they got into character and devoted themselves to their parts truly paid off during their show stopping performance at Drama Night. There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Mia Cooper '22 delivered a gut wrenching and moving monologue. Students are begging to do this one again they loved it so much!
~ Mrs. Wenk, Upper School Theatre Teacher
Advanced Acting students took Fearful Symmetry to Prince of Peace Christian School for the TAPPS Competition the following Saturday. To get pumped up for their performance, the cast took part in a rousing warm-up.
Legacy competed against seven other schools. Sophie Dryden '20 won Honorable Mention for Best Actress and Caroline Kellam '20 won All Star Best Actress for their stunning performances.
“Competitions are always a great experience. We bond as a cast and meet fellow actors from other schools.” ~ Drama Student Sophie Dryden '20
The students worked hard and were thankful for the opportunity to be able to watch the other schools and their performances. We are all proud of how well our theater students represented LCA.
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