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A Grimm comedy

Sophomore Devon Nunley practices his lines. Photo by Jay Arnold

Upcoming play, “The Brother Grimm Spectaculathon”, will be the second Bear River play this year for Bruins to watch and participate in. It is about many stories we all know that are put together in one show and turned into a fun improv play. Cast members and director Sara Noah are excited for lots of jokes and getting the audience involved.

Senior Allison Whiting is excited to be in another play, playing even multiple characters.

“I feel like it keeps you busy and it makes you think how do I want to play this character, and how to make them different,” Whiting said. “It’s just really exciting to keep on your feet and you’re just running around the whole time.”

Sophomore Devon Nunley did not agree.

“I’m pretty nervous, I have a lot of big rolls and to do that in front of a large audience is nerve-racking for me,” Nunley said.

The play has 40 characters, with only a cast of about nine actors to play all of them. With everyone playing multiple characters, the cast will have to stay on their feet and have a very short amount of time to take a break before returning to the stage.

Director and drama teacher Sara Noah is excited to do a fast-paced comedy play.

“Well, it’s a spoof on all the Brothers Grimm fairy-tales,” Noah said. We are trying to do all the Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a two-hour show, with a minimal number of actors playing each and every part.”

Sophomore Bobbie Lee Kliever is excited and nervous to play multiple characters.

“I love acting so I’m very excited to be playing multiple characters, but also the anxiety and the nerves that come along with that many lines to remember,” Kliever said.

The play is meant to be a comedy with the audience getting involved. The play is to move fast and fit in the time limit of 2 hours. Actors, directors, and theater technicians are all working hard together to make this play funny, even adding a few inappropriate jokes.

Noah expresses her worries about some struggles that occur

“Comedy is hard, it’s very challenging, the timing is hard. The play moves so fast, so quickly so that’s one of the big challenges,” said Noah. And right now some actors are struggling to realize how fast the play needs to be and then all those costume pieces and props that we haven’t even made yet. It will be a lot.”

Whiting is more worried about timing, and that this will be her last show at Bear River.

“Timing, getting the funny jokes out there that people will understand,” Whiting said. “Being able to get them to laugh, portray it and also keep up with each other to make sure that one person is not behind, making sure that we’re running it in a way that gets it going. I just want it to be fun since this will be my last play here.”

Everyone is very excited about the play, everyone is excited to show off their hard work for the show. All the tech crew, the directors, and actors are working incredibly hard to make this show fun and exciting, making sure to keep everyone on their toes.

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A Grimm comedy