Fall Play(s) at CHS

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Snow Angels

Snow Angels

This past weekend, Chatham High School held its annual fall play featuring two one-act plays,
Firebirds and Snow Angels. These contemporary plays take place in high schools where teenagers face similar struggles to what some of us face today.

For those who did not go see the play this weekend, here is a quick summary of each plot. Firebirds is about teenagers who each face their own problems leading up toward graduation. From friends not getting into the same college to a slacker trying to graduate, each character depicts a realistic challenge any senior could face. This play did not feature any specific leads, as many of the characters were equally important to the plot. Snow Angels is about teenagers in Deerpoint, Vermont. Their town is hit by a blizzard and a mysterious girl appears, turning the teenagers and the town itself upside down. This show featured two leads played by Avery Pedell and Paige Pendergrast.

We talked to Stephen Bondurich, a junior, who went out for the play for the first time this year. He had a part in Snow Angels. “Everything about the show was just fantastic. As a cast, we became really close, especially as we got closer to the show date and rehearsals started to get longer,” Stephen stated. When asked which of the two plays was his favorite, he responded, “I ended up liking Snow Angels more, but it’s biased because I was in it.”

Each year, Ms. Polan picks a different themed show to challenge the actors in their ability to act in different genres.

Firebirds

Firebirds

Last year, she picked a more comedic play, so this year she chose something more modern. Ms. Polan tried to pick a more relatable show not only for the actors, but also for many of the students who would come to see it. The show was very popular as always with many students and families in attendance. Tori Rasmussen, another junior, went to the show the past Friday. She recalled her experience with seeing the show by saying, “The acting was really good, but the story was not one of my favorite.” Hopefully not many other people felt this way. Personally, I thought both stories were great!

If you missed the fall play, make sure to go see the spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress!