I finally got to take the stage at Christopher Newport! After mulling over whether or not to pursue theater for three semesters, I finally took the jump this semester and decided to go for it. I was cast in my first show here, “L’Impromptu de Versailles” and we had our performance last week!
We had our shares of struggles as we labored over mastering French lines, cast schedules and plenty more, but we were able to pull together and put on a wonderful show. After months of rehearsal, as a cast, we all grew quite close and it’s odd not seeing everyone three times a week anymore. Though, thankfully we have a close community at Christopher Newport so I see everyone around fairly often on the lawn or in the dining halls. On the other side of that coin, it does free up my schedule quite a bit! I’ve had a lot more time (six hours to be exact) during each week to catch up on sleep or work on homework during the day.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this production. I had only spent my senior year of high school truly investing time into theater, but I knew it was something I always wanted to do. Even though Christopher Newport is a small school, it’s budding with theatrical opportunity. I never find myself without an audition, rehearsal, or performance. There’s always something posted on the Theater Department’s bulletin board every week. “L’Impromptu de Versailles” has drawn to a close, but I know there are plenty of performances left (including my director’s showcase show which will be in two weeks). I can hardly wait!