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Dedication key to success

Dear Editor,

After reading senior Meghan Anderson’s article, “Much Ado Out West, winter play a spoof on Shakespeare’s classic,” I recalled the intense practices and dedication that our cast was required to experience.

I have been in drama for three years and participated in many productions. But this play was a favorite for multiple reasons.

This drama performance was the first time that I could really get into my character and give depth to my acting. I loved playing Claude. Because of his personality, I was able to do any little whimsical emotion that popped into my head.

In our play, Much Ado Out West, Claude falls instantly in love with a beautiful southern belle, Winny. Instant infatuation, for me, was particularly fun to mock. I even made the focus of the play that I wrote and performed in early this year.

Much Ado had a very clever and witty script with lots of slapstick comedy. Because of this humor, it was no surprise to me that it was such a big hit with our audience.

Everyone involved in this play had to work really hard due to the complicated actions and long dialogs. Even the characters with fewer lines had to memorize the sometimes difficult blocking.

In addition to memorization, we all were responsible for different jobs such as promotion, tickets, and set design. We also had to keep track of our own props.

One of the hardest but more rewarding experiences were the late night practices the week of the show. Even though acting and practicing for three hours every night was hard, the cast really came together and worked hard.

Without dedication from the cast, stage crew and director, Much Ado would have been difficult to perform. Enthusiasm is key to success.

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