Advanced Drama Students Make It Rain

Advanced Drama Students Make It Rain

Kody Brewerton (11), John Herne (11) and Jacob Quintanilla (12) share the stage in the Advanced Drama class’s production of “The Rainmaker”. The group performed the play on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Christi Raichle and lakecentralnews

Last Thursday and Friday, the LGI room was transformed into an old western-style small town by the Advanced Drama students for their short play, “The Rainmaker” directed by Derek Brownewell (11), Jacob Quintanilla (12) and John Herne (11).

In the play, Quintanilla plays one of the main characters called Bill Starbuck who comes into town as a con-man in a time of drought promising to bring rain. He soon falls in love with a girl named Lizzie, played by Kailynn Madsen (11).

“It was very easy to get into character. I found similarities in my life that correspond to Starbuck’s personality,” Quintanilla said.

The show also included an external love interest for Madsen named File played by Kevin Kuhn (12).

“Personally, it was fairly easy to relate to the character I was portraying because his personality is very similar to mine. I basically was acting like myself but with a southern accent,” Kuhn said.

The theater company is currently working on the spring musical, Once On This Island opening on March 1 in the auditorium.