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‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

Abby Intveld

May 4, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

With her four years of theater coming to a close, senior Zoey Zachek said the spring play indicates the end of her thespian career at Park. “It’s really crazy because I’m one of the seniors who has been in the program all of high school. So to see the different people cycle through and see p...

Theater welcomes new thespians

Theater welcomes new thespians

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 22, 2019


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According to thespian president Nietzsche Deuel, new thespians were woken up between the hours of five and six a.m. April 17 to partake in an induction tradition. “Between the time of 5-6 a.m. we would be let into their houses and we would sneak into their rooms. My group played songs that we tho...

Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 18, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Swapping pillowcases for elaborate performance costumes, junior Morgan Graves said her sewing abilities have grown immensely since joining the theater costumes crew. “I basically didn’t do much sewing until I started theater. I did a little bit here and there when I was at my grandma’s house. ...

Sophomore lands lead in spring play

Sophomore lands lead in spring play

Kate Schneider

April 17, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Sophomore Cole Kanne said he is well equipped to play Peter, the lead in “Prelude to a Kiss,” because they have similar personality traits and Kanne said he will put an interesting twist on the character. “This character, in particular, has to make stuff pretty awkward and I’m good at that...

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Maggie Klaers, Emily Ziessman, and Ruthie Posada

March 18, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The theater company’s spring performance will be a funny love story with a surprising turn of events, according to director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “Peter and Rita meet, they fall fast in love, they get married after 6 weeks and on their wedding day a strange man wanders into the ceremony, kisses t...

Seniors look to final show hopeful, sentimental

Seniors look to final show hopeful, sentimental

Maggie Klaers

March 3, 2019


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As senior stage manager Nietzsche Deuel’s last show approaches, she said she can’t help but feel nostalgic looking back over her years in the theater program. “I know for me it’s going to be very sentimental and very emotional and very personal, but I hope that it will be the best one yet,” Deu...

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

February 6, 2019


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After “The Amish Project” won the first round of the Winter One Act competition, it fell short of qualifying for State at Sections Feb. 2, according to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “We performed very well, and got third place. The Academy of Holy Angels took first, and then second place ...

Winter One Act wins first round of competition

Winter One Act wins first round of competition

Maggie Klaers

February 1, 2019


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Sophomore lead cast member Lilly Strathman said she was thrilled that theater’s production of “The Amish Project” received first place at the Winter One Act competition Jan. 22 at Edina High School. “I mean we got first place, so that was a cool experience because last year we didn’t m...

Theater hosts Q&A after ‘The Amish Project’ performances

Theater hosts Q&A after ‘The Amish Project’ performances

Anika Hanson and Sophie Olmen

January 23, 2019


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Senior crew member Rachel Mattson said the Q&A went very well for both the cast and crew of “The Amish Project” as well as the audiences that attended each performance. “It went a lot better than I expected, there were people who had really amazing questions that we’re thrown back by,...

Company strives for authenticity with play

Company strives for authenticity with play

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

January 17, 2019


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With little Auditorium availability in December, theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller said Winter One Act crew members have been busy preparing for the performances and competition of “The Amish Project.” “The crew has been hard at work over break primarily because we couldn’t access the Aud...

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