Theater Goes to State

Jessica Wylie

On December 4, the McPherson High School theater department learned that their show, The Foreigner, made it to state. The last show that had attended state was Noises Off in 2014.

“I’m really excited,” senior Terri Yates said. “Not a lot of schools get to go three times in five years. It’s something I’ve never been apart of so I’m excited to experience it.”

The cast is performing an encore show on December 18. Since the cast hasn’t performed the show in three weeks, they are begging to rehearse again to smooth it out before the state performance.

“I’m super excited for the Foreigner going to state,” senior Hannah Foster. “This is the third time in the last five years that we’ve gone which is a huge honor. Century II is a very big stage and it’s definitely a whole different atmosphere than the MHS stage.”

The cast consisted of seniors Dalton Kokmeyer, Kylie Delaney, Olivia Rettig, Hannah Foster, Hannah Stecklein, Terri Yates, Dylan Kramer and Cody Yates,  junior Jimmy Forner, and freshman Drake Langshaw.

“I think a lot of people really stepped up to their roles and became the character and pulled it off very nicely,” senior Hannah Stecklein said. “I think we should do great at state it will be a bigger stage and bigger audience and the audience should get pretty into the show and it will help the actors to have that energy to play off of.”

The state performance will be on January 9 at Century II in Wichita.