Clumsy underclassmen look to evoke laughter


Provided by Eduardo Borja-Prieto

Theatre has announced its spring play as they look to evoke laughter from the audience. Auditions for The Clumsy Custard Horror Show will be on Feb. 3, 2020 and the cast will be made mostly of underclassmen.

Aarya Oswal, Guest Contributor

Laughs are replacing songs as the theatre department announced its spring play. Moving on from the fall production of Matilda, auditions for The Clumsy Custard Horror Show are scheduled for Feb. 3 with a mandatory parent/student meeting Monday at 6 p.m. for students interested.

“I’m excited to do a comedy,” Willingham said. “This one is actually a full-on comedy. We haven’t really done one of those in a while. I’m excited about the melodrama aspect of it. It’ll be new for this group of students. I think it’ll be really fun and I really think the students will really enjoy this new play.”

The cast list will be mostly made up of freshmen and sophomores to offer more opportunities for underclassmen according to Willingham. Upperclassmen will also be given an opportunity to be in the production, but most likely as crew members.

“I am excited about this new play because, you know, it’s just going to be a really fun experience,” freshman Sarah Schindall said. “You’ll get to make new friends in the department, which is really cool. And this is my first high school play so I can’t wait to audition for this even more.”

Auditions will be cold reads straight from the script as well as some improv work and will be held in the black box theater with the show to premiere on May 7.

Students interested in auditioning can use the code 7wdlj6u to join the Google Classroom, with students such as freshmen Sarah Sayyid excited about the idea of the play starring mostly underclassmen.

“I heard this play is going to be for mostly like freshman and sophomores, which I think is great because, I mean, c’mon: how often do we ever get a chance to be in a high school play, you know,” Sayyid said. “That’s the best part, I think. Also, being my first ever high school production, I’m really excited about this. I want to get a lead role, hopefully, and it’s just going to be an amazing production.”