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Theater prepares for one act

Theater prepares for one act

Abigail Prestholdt

January 13, 2020

According to theater director Jodi Schifsky, this year’s one-act will bring many emotions to the audience through the differing relationship stories it tells.  “It is unique because it's all two-person scenes, it is a collection of nine two-person scenes, all about love, whether it's the joy of fin...

‘Cats’ got my tongue

‘Cats’ got my tongue

Maggie Klaers

December 22, 2019

The opening number of "Cats" left me searching for the exit. I was thrown into a plotless show with a sudden dance number and no explanation. From the very beginning, the bizarrely designed costumes burned my eyes. Even after finishing the entirety of the movie, I still cannot wash the image of the...

Theater renovations to update lights, stage, dressing rooms

Theater renovations to update lights, stage, dressing rooms

Marta Hill

December 9, 2019

Looking forward to the Auditorium renovations that will start in June, sophomore stage manager Jacob Khabie said many theater participants are nervous because of the lack of information they have received. “Honestly not a lot is known, and that scares a lot of people in theater right now,” Kha...

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 4, 2019

Dance captain and senior Ruby Stillman said “Legally Blonde” uses dances to relay the message of the story. “Dance numbers are really important because they’re really entertaining and they’re really difficult, but they tell a big piece of the story,” Stillman said. Stillman said prep...

Theater prepares for fall musical

Theater prepares for fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes right

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes right

Samantha Klepfer

June 7, 2019

As someone who expects her theater endeavours to include dramatic moments where the actors break into song, “The Play That Goes Wrong” was uncharted territory for me. Heading into the ballad-less show I have to admit my expectations were low. The moment I sat down, the play began, though not ever...

A curtain call for theater

A curtain call for theater

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

June 5, 2019

Sophomore Evelyn Chlebeck said hard work with her fellow thespians this year has given her long-lasting relationships. “It’s a really welcoming and happy group,” Chlebeck said. “When you work so hard with a group of people on a project, or specifically a show, you really get a connection with...

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

Abby Intveld

May 4, 2019

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

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

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. ...

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