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Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe 

Image This past month I participated in Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe as Montressor, the lead in the “Cask of Amontillado”. It was my first ever play so I was surprised that I got such a big part. We worked for over a month on blocking (knowing where to be on stage and when), remembering lines, and character development. The night of the show came, and I was nervous. What if I wasn't good enough? What if I forgot my lines? I went on stage with my stomach in knots. The show went great, I got a tremendous reaction from the crowd. Laughs, screams, gasps, and claps were audible reactions to every act of the show. My co-lead, Gianna Ludlam, was terrific as Fortunato and helped me along. Being a part of that show was one of the highlights of my high school career, and my only regret is that I had done it earlier. Other acts included Berenice, starring Tyler Baker and Kat Suarez, Annabel Lee, starring Sam Coyle and Alanni Torres, the Tell-Tale Heart starring Jack McElree, and finally Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, starring Sam Coyle and Yaraina Rouse. A special thank you to Mrs. Charles, Mr.Young, and Mr. McCormack, who advised us throughout the show and made the experience that much more enjoyable. Written by Matt Carfagno


Posted by On 18 November, 2019 at 11:23 AM