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This falls play is The Man Who Came to Dinner.

This fall’s play is “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”

Marissa Arreola, Staff writer

This year’s production of the fall play will be “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” It will be directed by our veteran of the theater, Nicole Muchowicz, or Ms. Mucho.

Ms. Mucho is not only the head of theater, but she also teaches the Speech and Debate class. She’s the AP Literature and Composition teacher, as well as the English teacher for the senior class. Ms. Mucho’s reach in our student body is evident in the cast of this year’s play.

“It is really a privilege to be able to work with a classic comedy and see it be brought to life by our talented youth in a fresh, modern and authentic way. I feel like we have a great momentum going with our dedicated cast and crew,” Ms. Mucho says.

“We do have wonderfully diverse cast with so many varying talents, there is something in the show for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to laugh!” she added.

The main roles this year went to junior, William Estrella, and seniors Kayla Wilson, Maya Robinson and Samuel Johnson. What’s different about this season’s play is that the seniors have really stepped up. Students who normally wouldn’t have participated in theater are really taking the plunge.

“One of the things I love most about this play, in particular is that the cast is made up of a great mixture of veteran and new actors ranging from freshman to seniors,” Ms. Mucho recognizes.

Some of our seniors playing supporting roles include Mariya Mendoza, Marissa Arreola, Steve Alvarez, and Takyra Jefferson.

The theater program at St. Joseph High School has a long history of drawing a crowd. Students are a big part of making sure performance nights go smoothly, from greeting the audience to offering concessions.

“I am always pleasantly surprised at the great turnouts we have for all of our SJHS productions, thanks to our supportive community of students, parents, staff, and families,” Ms. Mucho said.

Save the dates, Thursday and Friday, November 16th and 17th at 7pm. It’ll be a great show.