The juniors in American Literature spent the first quarter reading the classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Then, they were assigned to create a play of their own that contained a similar theme.
After weeks of planning and practicing, these plays were presented to the rest of the Campion students and staff on Saturday evening. Audra Bennett, a junior, says “I really enjoyed the plays. Melody was always recording people and everyone was enjoying themselves.”
Each class section prepared their own play, allowing the audience to enjoy two plays entitled: “A Raisin in the Eye” and “El Café en la Tanza.”
Even though the juniors did a great job with their plays, they faced a number of challenges throughout the process. Brayan Martins, junior, states, “It was very hard at first, but I wanted this role since sophomore year, it was hard to adapt and to try and use a British accent. I had a lot of fun doing it, and I’m glad it turned out how we thought it would. Due to lack of rehearsals, we were kind of worried, but with dedication from all the parts and effort from Ms. Johnson, we figured it out pretty quickly. Both of our classes did a good job! I want to thank Ms. Johnson for allowing me to play a principal part. I’m already excited to see next year’s juniors’ play.”
Elizabeth Jureckova, Student News Team