Earlier this school year, OMHS hosted the student directed one act shows: “The Lottery” and “The Summer People”; both of which were sponsored by English teacher Lindsay McCumber. With lots of people auditioning, it was looking very promising; however, they were eventually cancelled.
The shows were set to perform on Oct. 25 and 26 but had to be cut short before then. The main reason for their cancellation, according to McCumber, is that there wasn’t enough cast participation. “We weren’t able to get full attendance at rehearsals, so we weren’t able to prepare.”
Along with a greater attendance, if the shows had happened later in the school year the likelihood of them being successful would have been much higher. It would have allowed “more time to rehearse, less conflict with sports, and more freshman involvement.”
However, if you were looking forward to the one acts, don’t worry, there will be another show. The One Acts Drama Club will be performing their own show in April.
“Next year, the theatre department may host a one act show again. We will have to wait and see what interest we have from the students,” McCumber said.