Winter Play Moved To Spring Due To Casting Issues

Destin Evans, Reporter

The school play, which was supposed to take place in December then was postponed to January, has now been rescheduled to April. The drama department is producing Venice High’s first ever immersive theater experience. The lead roles are played by Summer Hamzeh, Ernie Gomez, Yarelli Jara, and Chris Magallanes. 

  The play was postponed from Dec. 4 to Jan. 24 and 25 due to personal reasons and scheduling conflicts, according to drama director Traci Thrasher. The play was set to premiere in the student cafeteria, but was re-cast because of the postponement.

“I admire how well the actors and stage crew held everything together when they found out that the play was cancelled,”  said actress Sarah Sullivan, who has been with the play since the beginning. “ Also, I love being a part of the play and can’t wait for everyone to be able to get the chance to see this funny play.” 

The given dates of the play are April 17, April 18, April 24,  and April 25. Ms. Thrasher has also stated that she has a full cast to perform this play. 

Set in Kansas during the decade notorious for neon colors and ankle warmers, this spring play is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, answering the question of what happens when a mother and a father aren’t quite on the same page about how they met years ago.

“Memory is very individual,” said Ms. Thrasher. “The mother remembers everything in a romantic, sweeping sort of way, while the father sees himself as Superman.”

With alternating timelines between the present and the past, the audience is sure to be engaged. In tandem with bright colors, professional choreography, and even karate, the opportunity for a production that is laugh-out-loud funny is almost guaranteed.

Remember, tickets for “That’s Not How I Remember It!” are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Pre-ordered tickets can be purchased from any thespian on campus.