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Student actors manage schoolwork while putting on a great show

Throughout the show, the entire cast and crew of

Throughout the show, the entire cast and crew of "Our Town" formed bonds that will last the rest of their time at Carlmont.

Robyn Peters

Throughout the show, the entire cast and crew of "Our Town" formed bonds that will last the rest of their time at Carlmont.

Robyn Peters

Robyn Peters

Throughout the show, the entire cast and crew of "Our Town" formed bonds that will last the rest of their time at Carlmont.

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer

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This year’s spring play “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, had its last showing on Sunday, April 23.

Although the show only ran for four days, students have been hard at work preparing since February. They’ve spent countless hours memorizing their lines, learning their places and scenes, and getting to know one other.  

Spending all of this time working on “Our Town” has resulted in a loss of free time and an increase in stress for all of those involved. Losing time to do homework has led students like Candela Graciarena, a senior, to take every moment she can get to work on her studies.  

“It’s definitely hard to balance everything. I had to stop myself from procrastinating and used a lot of the time that I’m not on stage during rehearsal to get my work done,” Graciarena said.

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It’s definitely hard to balance everything. I had to stop myself from procrastinating and used a lot of the time that I’m not on stage during rehearsal to get my work done.”

— Candela Garciarena

Sophomore Joe Bazarsky also put a substantial amount of time and effort into preparations for the spring play.

Bazarsky said, “It was a lot of work. During the week leading up to the show, we had dress rehearsal from 6 p.m. to anywhere between 10 and 11 p.m.”

Actors, however, are only one part of the team that puts on the spring play every year. Students from CTTA (Carlmont Technical Theatre Association) also put in a lot of work to showcase the actors and bring life to the show.  

“Tech week can be extremely stressful yet extremely fun at the same time.  For many of the tech kids, it’s our first time seeing the show,” said Gloria Capulong, a junior who worked as a stagehand for the show.

Capulong, along with the rest of the crew, has spent the last two weeks working tirelessly to adjust to scene changes, prepare lighting cues, and getting the timing of sound effects down.

“It’s tough for tech because of all the things we have to adjust to, and sometimes we have to stay until obscene times at night,” said Capulong.

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Students like freshman Dakota Bobadilla (left), and Tessa Bagby (right), a senior, have spent months working to perfect their roles.

Despite all of the stress, students do not regret their decision to participate in “Our Town.”

“It’s hard, but it’s worth it for the experience, the great people, and last but not least, the fantastic productions that Carlmont consistently puts on,” said Bazarsky.

The general consensus of all students involved in the play is that it was time well spent, even if they did lose some sleep along the way.

“I’m really glad that I could be a part of the spring play during my last year at Carlmont, it’ll definitely be a show to remember,” said Graciarena.

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