Murder on the Orient Express

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Murder on the Orient Express

Photo credit: Quelyn Sellers

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Photo credit: Quelyn Sellers

Quelyn Sellers, Reporter

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Theater is the beginning of the movie world. Emotions are expressed through the characters that are acted out. Plays help others laugh, cry, smile, hurt, and show all types of expressions.

Many get interested in drama class at an early age.

“I remember when I was young, my sister did Fiddler on the Roof here at the high school. It really inspired me and I decided that I wanted to be on that stage one day. It was fun to have the opportunity to inspire others like I have been inspired before,” Junior Colter Hinckley said.

It does not have to take drama to be interested in drama.

“What initially got me interested in doing anything drama was actually debate. I started doing debate with my friend Oliver Hancock and he invited me to do duo-interpretation, which is almost like doing a mini play that you write yourself. I had so much fun that I wanted to start doing plays because they seem really fun,” Senior Ethan d’Evegnee said.

It doesn’t matter how much experience you get, it just matters that you have fun.

“In high school I have done five; Oklahoma, Cinderella, Joseph and the Dreamcoat, A Midsummer Night’s dream, and Murder on the Orient Express,” d’Evegnee said.

There are many different ranges of plays acted out for each person.

Murder on the Orient Express will be my 28th play I have been in. I am doing the Lion King play over the 2019 summer and that will be my 29th,” Hinckley said.

Other than acting there are many aspects that go into making a play.

“I was in the musical and I didn’t like the acting part so I chose to start building and learning how to run the sound. I’ll have done three plays now,” Junior Nyah Johnson said. “It usually takes a couple weeks to get a set done and then two days to get down. The sound will sometimes malfunction. It is a complicated system, but it’s fun to learn. There are dials that you can turn up or down for each mic. Everything that has sound is connected to the sound board. ”

Acting is not the only thing that Mr. Hibbard looks for for his class.

“There is the base line talents like; can you sing, can you dance, can you act. One of the most important things he looks for is; hard work and dedication to the task among the baseline stuff,” Hinckley said.

Mr. Hibbard looks for people who are willing to be hard working.

“He looks for people who are willing to work. Tech theater isn’t just a class it’s really you getting your grades by working,” Johnson said.

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