Fall play premiers at South

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Kara Kolar, 9, and Marisa Page, 10, interact at the play Kindertransport on Nov. 11. Photo by M. Loomis

by Brandon Rimer

The actual productions of the South fall play Kindertransport were performed on Nov. 11 and 12 with showings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each performance lasted about two hours and 15 minutes, including an intermission. After two months of hard work students finally had a chance to reminisce about the jobs they did to ready for the performance.

Marisa Page, 10, who played the part of an apprehensive young German girl named Ava who later embraces her new life in England, and even after months of line memorizing and practicing she still felt it was worth it.

“Yes, it was worth all of the work because I love to act,” Page said.

Elisha Roberts, 11, felt the reward of the final production after she performed as Ava’s biological mother, Helga, who had to send her away from her family.

“I think it went good,” Roberts said. “We all worked hard on it.”

In the play there were four scenes, and one took place on a train. It was not only about the actors and actresses, but also about the crew that positioned all of the props around the stage. They used glow tape to know where to put everything and the only prop that was exceptionally heavy was the couch, but they managed to move it where they envisioned it in the scenes.

“I moved about six or seven things per performance,” Alex Martin, 9, said

From directing and acting to light managing and prop running the play took a lot of time and work ethic, but was initially a success.

 

Kara Kolar, 9, and Marisa Page, 10, interact at the play Kindertransport on Nov. 11. Photo by M. Loomis