Theatre set to present ‘Holes’

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By Myleigh Amrhein

Digging it/ During a photoshoot, sophomores Bolton Davies and Crew Rowles pose for a picture for their upcoming play, ‘Holes.’ The theatre company will perform on Oct. 10-12; tickets can be purchased before hand or at the door. Photo by Elizabeth Berry

Theatre students will perform “Holes” in the theatre on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com for $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Attendees should be aware that tickets may sell out before the play so it may be a good idea to buy tickets as soon as possible.

“With ‘Legally Blonde’ we sold out the entire run before the show started,” Mr Torres, theatre director, said. “This was a first in my career. At least every show we have, we sell over 50 tickets. I checked a few days ago, and we have sold 992 tickets so far.”

The play is adapted for the stage and based on the book by Louis Shachar. There is also a movie based off of the same book. The main characters are Zero played by sophomore Bolton Davies and Stanley played by sophomore Crew Rowles. In the book, Zero and Stanley become close friends after getting sentenced to dig holes in Texas as a punishment for their crimes. 

“I am running crew backstage left,” sophomore Caroline Nicolai said. “That means I have some cues in the show. When I have those cues, it’s my job to either move props off or bring them on stage. I’m so excited. I don’t know what I’m going to do after though, so many hours going into one show!

Mr. Torres planned to do this play right after their play ‘Legally Blonde’ last February. Auditions started the second week of school. Theatre students have been rehearsing the play during class and after school since auditions. 

“It is exciting to me that we have a community of students, teachers, parents, even just people that are interested in the theatre community because I didn’t know ‘Legally Blonde’ would be that successful, but I for sure didn’t think ‘Holes’ would be.” Mr Torres said. “It is very exciting to have this many people that want to watch it, but it is very scary just because we have to live up to certain expectations.”

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Myleigh Amrhein is a sophomore and a first-year on “The Roar” staff. Myleigh is also in the American Sign Language club at school. She really enjoys getting involved by assisting people with special needs and helping the deaf community. Although she has been learning sign language for five years, she still is not fluent. In her free time she usually is watching TV with her family or hanging out with friends.