It is time to reach inside yourself, who are you? Look deep inside yourself, what do you like, what do you not like, what are you good at? Come out to the Delcastle Drama Club and find yourself. This club allows you to explore each aspect of yourself or even become someone else. Drama Club is a judgement free zone where you can act, perform, and learn. Auditions are held at the beginning of each school year. Practices occur in the school Auditorium every Tuesday and Thursday until 6pm; activity buses are provided. A large number of students came out to auditions this year (2016). Many students were called back a second and third time to make more efficient cuts. About a week or so later students were notified if they made the cut of the Drama Cast and Crew. Much potential lies within the Delcastle Drama Club. There is an immense amount of passion, determination, and talent in the group.
The Drama Club’s most recent performance was a play called Here Come The Brides. The Drama Club started working on the production since the beginning of the school year all the way into March. At first, there was a lot of difficulty in memorizing lines, limiting distractions, and stability. As the date of their first performance approached these difficulties became less and less. Due to their instructors, Dr. Hockersmith and Mrs. Brenner, the actors and actresses were forced to learn their lines and pull things together. Tech hand Sariha Shipley stated, ” I don’t know how they did it but I’m surprised they did because every practice they would mess up or forget their lines but in the end put everything together and put on a great show.” This was very shocking to hear considering their performances were performed so passionately and smoothly as if they were born with it.
Here Come The Brides was shown in the Delcastle auditorium on three different dates March 3rd, March 4th, and March 5th. The play is about a guy named Jimmy who gets a loaded check from his rich Uncle Dan every month and his friend Bill comes to stay with him. Jimmy writes his Uncle Dan a letter saying his friend will be there and because of this Uncle Dan automatically assumes Jimmy is married. That’s where it gets chaotic because now Jimmy has to find a brides but he’s not really married. In the end all of the women he interviewed to be his bride show up to meet Uncle Dan. It was very interesting to see actors go drag for the sake of their part, a job well done. Just before performances the majority of the cast and crew were nervous but excited. A special recognition goes to Alyssa White playing Madge Burns in the play. Her peers have shown much respect for her and her part due to the devotion she puts forth along with the personal connections she had with her character. Alyssa showed leadership and consistency throughout the entirety of the plays course and is definitely a Cougar role model. The Delcastle Drama Club brings people closer to themselves and others, come and be a part of the family.
Morris Jimmy Took… Chris Fauls
Bill Thompson…Kevin Ryan
Madge Burns…Alyssa White
Mr. Oswald…Ziayre Ruff
Nurse McDaniel…Shayla Hayes
Lady McBeth…Alexa Archer
Bubbles Duvalle…Diadem Abayode
Dan Took…Ryan Nagowski
Peggy Westfield…Jocelin Montes-Bernal
Nay Richardson…Lead Tech/ Stage Manager
Sam VanBennekom…Assistant Student Director
Sasha Reddy…Stage Right Manager
Brandon Reed…Sound Effects
Sariha Shipley…Stage Assistant
Under The Direction Of:
Dr. C. Hockersmith…Director
Mrs. E. Brenner…Technical Director
Mr. A. Tiberi…Acting Coach
Play Written By: William Fisher
Presented By: DTHS Drama Club