Covering the Fall Play

John-Shaw Moazami, Staff Writer

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University School’s fall production Enter Laughing hit the stage on Thursday October 26th and Saturday October 28th. The play focused on a young machine delivery boy by the name of David Kolowitz, played by Auryon Azar ’19, who dreams about becoming an actor. Filled with interesting characters and clever wit, the Enter Laughing is a comedy meant for audiences of all ages.

Auryon believes that this year’s production was “the funniest US has put out in years. The energy of the actors—Isaiah, Wyatt, myself, and others—tied together well and produced an altogether hilarious show.”

“However,” Auryon continued, “I wish that more people had showed up. I feel that they would have had a great time because of how funny the play is.”

The timing of the showings this year did seem to have influenced the number of people that were able to show up. Many students, such as Zach Goldstein ’21 and Brad Ellis ’20, admitted that they couldn’t go simply because of inconvenient timing.

“I had a math project due on Friday,” Brad stated, “and family plans on Saturday.” Indeed, this seems to be a common trend among many U.S. students: school work kept them from coming to the show Thursday night, and prior commitments and family plans stopped them from showing up on Saturday.

When asked whether he would have watched the play if there was a showing Friday night, Sai Karnati ’20 admits that he probably would have. “I really wanted to see the play, especially since I am good friends with some of the actors,” Sai said. “However, I simply did not have the time to go and show my support.”

It is worth noting that a Friday showing would have proved unfeasible since many actors had a football game in Steubenville, Ohio. Nonetheless, many students were disappointed that they couldn’t see the play.

“The play seemed really funny based off of the sneak-peak during assembly,” Nikita Davidenko ’20 admits. “Friday night was the only night I could show up, and I was disappointed to hear that there was no showing then.”

Parker Crowley ’20 looks back to his time in middle school for a way to make sure that more students can see the show. “In middle school, the entire student body would travel to the Upper Campus and watch the play. It would be nice if the high school student body could do the same.”

Whether steps are taken to ensure that more students can watch the play or not, it is clear that the majority of the student body was disappointed that they were not able to see the show.

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