Esperanza Rising Review by Nathan Oh

You may have seen the school play Esperanza Rising recently, as part of the Tech Crew for the 6th grade final dress rehearsal, and opening night, I can tell you that it is amazing, the cast performed great especially as far as I can tell the house was nearly filled during the shows. The musicians performed great, the mariachis, guitarists, and violinists all did a great job making sure that the play had some sound during intermission, and also depth during the performance. I have one criticism, it is that occasionally a character or two wouldn’t project their voice enough for everyone to hear, but otherwise the performance was pretty much perfect. The performance was also televised, WayCam was there opening night, so you can watch it later. (At the time of writing their YouTube and Vimeo accounts do not have it posted.) 

 

Interviews

 

Name: Alex Rose

Part: American Bureaucrat 

 

Q: On a scale of one to ten how would you rate the performance as a whole?

A: 10!

 

Q: What is your favorite scene in the play?

A: The Border Scene

 

Q: Are there any interesting parts of the play you want to mention?

A: Nope

 

Q: Do you have a favorite song in the play?

A: The Birthday song at Esperanza’s Birthday

 

Q: Who is your favorite character?

A: Miguel

 

Comments: N/A

 

Name: Nathan Oh

Role: Tech

 

Q: On a scale of one to ten how would you rate the performance as a whole?

A: 8 From a strictly tech perspective 8 because there were occasions where things got left in the wrong places, things falling, being seen by the audience, etc. Although the Cast deserves a 10.

 

Q: What is your favorite scene in the play?

A: The Shed Scene

 

Q: Are there any interesting parts of the play you want to mention?

A: The Huge banners that show where the scene is taking place actually has velcro on them and require 2 people to move. Also Tech Crew repainted the set a week before the play.

 

Q: Do you have a favorite song in the play?

A: Dust Bowl Refugee

 

Q: Who is your favorite character?

A: The Strike Organizer

 

Comments: Great job to the Cast, and I hope to see you at the Musical!

 

The Full Cast (No Crew)

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