Q&A: Hannah Souronis (10)

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Hannah Souronis (10) reviews her lines before rehearsal on Nov. 26. The contest show “As You Like It” will compete in the regional competition at Purdue West Lafayette on Dec. 6.

Candace Jarzombek

Q: What have you enjoyed about participating in LCTC’s competition show?

A: I enjoy that after we get the rush of performing a show at school, we get to continue the experience by learning from that and doing it again.

Q: What about regionals or state excites you most?

A: Performing is really nerve-racking and I’m excited to experience that atmosphere but I’m also excited to experience it with my friends.

Q: Are there any differences in how you prepare for a contest show compared to a regular show?

A: For a regular show, the shows at school aren’t as important. We treat them as a dress rehearsal in front of people. [For contest shows,] we have to take into consent what the judges will think of the show, and there is more pressure.

Q: What challenges have you and the cast faced in performing Shakespeare?

A: The lines are not only hard to memorize but hard to understand. Since it’s a competition show, we really have to understand what we’re saying because the judges can tell if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Q: How long have you been rehearsing? How often do you rehearse?

A: We’ve been rehearsing for two months, and we rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Q: What is it like playing a lead role? Is it difficult to memorize all of the lines?

A: It’s exciting, but it’s also scary. It was difficult at first to memorize the lines, but I think it will make lines in modern English easier to memorize.