A number of Perry High School students will get the chance to showcase their talents during the fall play on Nov. 8 and 9.
“It really provided an opportunity for all of our students to have their chance to be in the spotlight,” Co-Director Randy Peterson said. “A lot of our other shows have been with four main characters. This allows us to spread it out and allow all of our actors to truly shine.”
He added that the students selected this year's fall play, “The Only Thing Between Me and Total Awesomeness.” Peterson was happy to go with their choice as they have “a very talented cast of young people.
“This is the play that you get to see all of that,” he said.
The play is a series of vignettes that will feature each of the student actors.
“They all come up to share what the one thing that is wrong with them, the one thing that prevents them from being awesome,” Peterson said. “We've got a bunch of funny scenes. One girl can't pass her driver's test to save her life.”
Assistant Director Jenn Nelson added that another has issues with anger management while a girl is trying to make the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie.
The students have been working on the play since the second week of school and Nelson said it's really coming together.
“They're just all doing a good job putting their own flair on each character,” she said.
Many of the students are playing a main character, in addition to multiple smaller characters in other scenes. In one of the scenes, a character is afraid of germs and other students play smaller parts as the germs.
“That's been really fun to see all those different little things come together,” Nelson said.
Perry High School will present “The Only Thing Between Me and Total Awesomeness” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Perry Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and are available at the high school office or at the door.
Peterson and Nelson encourage the community to come out and support the students as they take to the stage to show off their talents.
“It's funny. I just think people are really going to enjoy it,” Nelson said. “Everybody is going to be able to find a character that they can relate to.”