Let’s get the show on the road.

Lets get the show on the road.

At Gunnison High School (GHS), numerous clubs have been established. The passion students have for their personal interests can be seen in the number of clubs they belong to and how much they enjoy them. At GHS, we have a club that reflects the passion and is an important piece of the school. Drama club, with a total of 15 members and two directors.

Drama club members believe that a good story is about the people who perform it, and the determination in their eyes while they do it. There are many similarities between this and some subjects at school, such as English, where students learn lines and grammar, or art, where students create and build sets. Students also study history, fashion design, woodshop, dancing and cosmetology, which all help in drama club. 

Another part of a drama performance is the character, but how do you become a character? Well, to become a character is to let it flow naturally, adapt, and melt into it. Shaping the characters is what gives a play its unique vision.

Everyone feels nervous on stage. Drama club members, however, have a trick to calm their nerves, “Rubber Chicken.” Shaking your hands, legs, and shaping up is basically the idea behind Rubber Chicken. While there are a lot of drills, even if one of the cast makes a mistake, everyone picks each other up. “My theatre club helped me have the confidence to carry out my life. It helped me speak to people without becoming shy,” said Jessica Dusbabek, who is a junior.

The drama club is going to put on a murder mystery play entitled “Hide and Seek,” a 1950s murder mystery. Every member of the Worth family is suspected of murdering a man named Mr. Collings Worth. Besides performing at the middle school, they will have other performances. Their performances are scheduled for November 11 at 7:00 p.m., and November 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. They have been rehearsing and know the community will enjoy their efforts.