Set for success


Jacob Kehrein, Staff Writer


The CHS drama club has done it again.

The production of “You Can’t Take It With You” was yet another huge accomplishment for a group that seems to keep setting the bar higher each year. 

The performance took place in the PAC for three nights to end October to a total audience of near 350 people.

The entire cast did an extraordinary job, fitting into their roles amazingly well. Every actor had their strengths on stage, but the mixture as whole made the show an overwhelming success. 

The cast rehearsed for about eight weeks in preparation for this show.  For director, Natalee Hessler, the staging nd memorizing were only part of the equation. 

“As with a lot of the plays that we have done, the biggest challenge is getting teens to understand adult emotions.  Trying to figure out something that they can relate to so that they can convey that emotion on stage isn’t always the easiest,” said Hessler. 

This play signified a lot of importance in the life of Hessler as she played the role of Penelope in the same show when she was in the CHS drama club during her own days as a Cadet.

“This show is really wholesome at the center of it and gives lessons about just being yourself rather than trying to be someone you are not to appease everyone else.  The Sycamore family is just loveable, zany and funny which I love.  It has a great message,” said Hessler. 

Up next for the club is the musical, “The Addams Family,” which hits the PAC in April. The group will also be doing “A Night of Monologues” in January, as well as a senior showcase in March.

The momentum of this club is a testament to the cast and crew, the directors and the community. With such a busy calendar, you will want to be sure to catch a show.