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Drama performs original skits

New teacher, Tom McEntee, has shaken things up in the drama department. As students sat in chapel Oct.19 and watched Eric Neufeld, ’05, perform his monologue, “Confessing with G.K Chesterton”, McEntee stomped in and started yelling at him. Surprisingly it turned out that McEntee was part of the script.

“It was really embarrassing because he sort of interrupted me,” Neufeld said. ” It wasn’t planned like that and I couldn’t believe it because it was new.” Students are impressed by the fact that McEntee gets so involved.

“I like how he is involved in the skits,” Heather Abelbeck, ’04, said. “It really shows his interest in drama.” Although this is McEntee’s first time teaching drama he feels that the class will accomplish a lot.

“My goal for the class is that we would realize that the author of our creativity is Christ and that it’s not just about drama,” McEntee said. “I feel that if kids aren’t given a structured way to be creative then they will be destructed. I want them to be productive.”

McEntee also writes his own script for the class. The skits preformed have all been of McEntee’s unique design.

“I love writing scripts,” McEntee said. “It’s just so hard to find good material. There is so much garbage out there. I want to try to get the kids to write.” One student even went as far to say that this is the most fun he has had in drama.

“I’ve been in drama for four years and this is by far the best time I’ve had,” Kevin Davis, ’02, said. “We as a class are becoming more creative as the year goes on.”

The quality of the work and the fun the class is having is inspiring first year drama students to stick with it.

“I’m having so much fun,” Jessica Hannickle, ’05, said. “I’m definitely going to stick with it. I’m going to tell my friends to join too.”

The drama group is going to have a Christmas performance this year. They are performing Nov.16 at Bass Lake, and here on campus during chapel, Nov.6. However students don’t have to wait that long to see them perform again. They are in chapel Oct.30 during Homecoming week.

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