Fall play review


Eleigh Davis

The play members posing for a picture.

With the fall play ending, there are many emotions going through my head. The fall play and musical is something that I have done since the beginning of middle school. I’ve met some of my best friends through it. Seeing this part of my life end is really hitting me hard. 

During middle school I looked up to the high schoolers that were in the play. Watching them express themselves through acting and doing what they love made me want to become just like them. Being able to express myself through theater was one of the many things that made me who I am today. It’s made me confident, strong, passionate, and even more emotional. I’ve grown strong bonds with the different casts that have been throughout the past three years. Ever since Mamma Mia last year, I still think about how those people and memories will be with me for the rest of my life. Remembering those memories and events that changed my life has helped me. I was really close with the class above me and being able to look back at Mamma Mia with all those happy memories is one of the best things ever. 

I’m not gonna lie, this year has been hard. Adapting to being a leader and having to put forth more effort than ever has been tiring. It’s been hard not having my older friends from the past there to laugh and have fun with. It’s made me realize that this stage of my life is coming to an end. Realizing that honestly sucks. I would like to stay in this stage forever. Not having to grow up and become an adult. Being able to not be myself for an hour and a half during these plays. Gives me a little break from reality. It lets me be a kid for a little longer. Being able to put on a face and act like I know what I’m doing with my life. Once the play is over, that’s it. It’s gone. Knowing that now makes me not want it to end. I know that it has to end but I really don’t want it to. 

One person that I’ve gotten close with through the plays is Ms. Pohl. I can’t describe how grateful I am to have her in my life. Without the play I wouldn’t have gotten close with her. She has helped me a lot more than I think she knows. I think she’s the thing that I am going to miss the most. Showing up to play practice, saying hi to her, and getting a big hi back. Being able to have a safe place in school to go and either just sit there or rant to her about my day. I just would like to say thank you Ms. Pohl. For everything that you have done for me in the past and present. Knowing that I have you in my corner at school and the play has made me feel safe and like I belong. 

To the cast and crew of this year’s play, I would not have gotten through this without you. I have built this bond with each and every one of you that won’t be easy to break. I know that I will always have someone in my corner because of the play. You have been there for me through everything and I love all of you so much. 

I don’t want this chapter of my life to end.