CHS Fall Play

Look Homeward, Angel
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Chatham High Fall Play is a staple event that many people, whether involved in the theater or not, look forward to come every November. The crew puts in a lot of effort, energy, and hard work into making a great production that interests not only the theater department, but all CHS citizens. This year, they are putting on a great showing of the intricate play Look Homeward, Angel.

The show Look Homeward, Angel is about a family’s struggles before the outbreak of World War I, focusing within the Grant family, as they cope with relationships, borders, and expectations. The main character Eugene is the only teenager in the play and is trying to find his place in it all throughout the story. His family wants him to be the first of them to get educated and puts a lot of pressure on him. Often, chaos of the house hinders him finding his own identity. It takes place at a boarding house in North Carolina and Eugene is the youngest son of the family.

The actors this year are at a really good place in their rehearsal schedule. The cast is graduating a lot of seniors as well who have been in four fall plays. Zac Ball says, “This is my first high school play not being directed my Ms. Polan [who graduated last year] but Mrs. Russo is awesome and really easy to work with. I’ll be sad when this is all over.” Anna Elston, also a prominent member of the theater department, says, “It’s been awesome working with out new director she really knows what she is doing and has a lot of experience. It’s bittersweet that this is my last show but it’s been so much fun and I’m really looking forward to this and the musical as well. I know it will be great.” Another lead, Neil McCaffrey gives a nod to his co-lead Kat Iossa saying, she’s giving “a brilliant performance as Eliza Grant.”

The Fall Play will open Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st, both at 7:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to buy a ticket and go see what the theater department has put together after all their hard work this fall! Good luck to all performers!