Rehearse hard, play hard

Zachary Buntin and lakecentralnews

Students involved with extracurricular activities spend a lot of time together through conditioning, practices and games, but few groups make the effort to continue the fun elsewhere. On Friday, Oct. 18, Lake Central Theater Company had their first ever Halloween bonfire.

“It was such a fun bonding experience. Just sitting around the fire and laughing with everyone made it so enjoyable. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night,” Caroline Janiga (12) said.

As if staying up into the wee hours of the night was not enough, these dedicated students were up bright and early the next morning to attend rehearsal for their fall show “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”

“[The cast and crew] are at that point where we can really see the show starting to come together, and I could not be more excited about it. This is one of my favorite shows I have done so far, and it is genuinely hysterical,” Alyssa Graziani (12) said.

The exhilarating aspect of theater is the way it draws people from all walks of life together into a close-knit family that take joy in each other’s company. Theater has created a group that can work hard as well as they hang out.

“I love the fact that theater brings my group of friends together. We are all really different people, but theater is our common ground. It’s cool how we all can bond so much and make all these great friendships and share memories together,” Brianna Mamelson (12) said.