Drama students prepare for play Nov. 11-12


Kayla McLaughin and Emi Kniffin, both 11, run lines at play practice on Sept. 22. Photo by T. Mitchell

by Jarret Nave

As drama students prepare for the first South play, Kindertransport by Diane Samuels, their schedules have changed.  The play will be held in the auditorium Nov. 11-12, and the price of admission is $4 with a student ID or $6 for adults, as well as students without an ID. Despite the play date looming, actors maintain their love for the activity.

“I love to act,’ Emi Kniffin, 11, said. “Everything is going well!”

The holocaust is the main theme of the play. It is about this girl named Eva Schlesinger who is a seven-year-old being transported to Germany. Marissa Page, 10, has the cast part for Eva, and is very excited.

“I am excited because it is the first principle role I have,” Page said.

The drama students practice in the auditorium after school, and they practice more when the play gets closer. As they get closer they have to practice both on weekends and after school. Andrew Horning part is the Rat Catcher in the play.

“The play is something I am proud to be a part of, and I am surrounded by people just like me,” Horning said.