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Theater goes off to Neverland

Seniors Drake Bertero and Drew Jacob preformed in Peter Pan and Wendy on Nov. 9-10.

Seniors Drake Bertero and Drew Jacob preformed in Peter Pan and Wendy on Nov. 9-10.

Photo by Jade Natiola

Seniors Drake Bertero and Drew Jacob preformed in Peter Pan and Wendy on Nov. 9-10.

Photo by Jade Natiola

Photo by Jade Natiola

Seniors Drake Bertero and Drew Jacob preformed in Peter Pan and Wendy on Nov. 9-10.

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The theater program performed their fall show “Peter Pan and Wendy” on Nov. 9-10, and students agreed that the cast was incredible and made a captivating show.

“Being in a show is like being in a family,” senior McKenna DeYoung, who played Wendy, said.  “Everyone works to make something magical together.”

Lucinda Rico, the theatre teacher and director, said that the show turned out beautifully and that she couldn’t be more proud to have directed and worked with such an amazing cast.

The characters had great relationships. For example, two of the lost boys, the twins, played by freshmen Beau Borgmeyer and Olivia Saldaña, had a great on-stage relationship. Borgmeyer and Saldaña showed how the twins are naturally in sync and close to each other.

Another important relationship was formed between Captain Hook and Smee, played by seniors Drew Jacob and Drake Bertero. They show a bond of trust between each other through funny interactions. For example, in one scene, Smee carried Captain Hook off the stage, and in another, Smee acted as Hook’s seat.

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Senior Drew Jacob (Mr. Darling), eighth grader Sitarra Whitt (John) and sophomore Abbi Thompson (Micheal) preformed in “Peter Pan and Wendy” on Nov. 9-10.

“When you begin making characters work together and fit into place, the actors themselves will become able to understand and more enjoy their time with that person,” Bertero said.

The duo proved to be a crowd favorite, as the audience laughed during the majority of their scenes.

“We try to portray every character we are given to the best of our ability,” Bertero said.

During the show, most of the magic happened backstage. According to sophomore Xavierre Whitt, the actors and techs got into a circle and held hands to find the “heartbeat of the show” before going on stage. Activities like these create an unbreakable bond between a cast and shows onstage too.

“We created something together, and the heartbeat is the last thing that’s all ours before we perform. It’s also something special shared only with the cast, something that we don’t have to worry about perfecting,” junior Samantha Mayeux said.

Overall, the show was amazing and blew away the audience.

Sophomore Mia Johnson really enjoyed the play and seeing how the cast interacted onstage.

Johnson was entertained by the fight scene where Peter Pan imitated Captain Hook and telling the pirates to free Tiger Lily, which led to Pan being injured by Hook’s hook twice on his side.

Some scenes didn’t make much sense such as the plank scene where the actors weren’t on the boat that was on stage but in front of it. Many overlooked these kinds of scenes due to focusing on what the actors were doing.

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