On Saturday night, my wife and I went to a high school play. It was the first time I’d been to a high school play since I was in high school. None of my children had any involvement in the drama department while in school. We went on this occassion because my friend Kevin Friedly was the director and he talked of the big challenge of putting on “A Streetcar Named Desire” in high school.
The play went very well. The actors were serious and professional. The stage was done better than some professional theater productions that I’ve seen. The only thing missing was an appreciative audience. This play was produced at the Theater magnet high school. These students chose to go here because they have an interest in the performing arts. I would expect their families to support their endeavors by attending their performances.
Maybe Friday night was family night. There were only two performances. We sat in a beautiful theater with a hard working cast and crew, but there weren’t more than 50 other people in the audience. I felt bad for these students. I hope they were able to rejoice in the great theater they produced for the lucky few of us who got to see it.
Good work, Broad Ripple High School!