By Roxanne Bashor
Linda Epple’s drama class presented the melodrama Dark Doings of the Crossroads on November 14 following a dinner of parmesan chicken and spaghetti provided by the International Club. “It was a wonderful performance that had cool props and a funny story,” said sophomore Rachel Columbia.
The International Club raised money for their next trip by selling dinners before the drama class performed. They served parmesan chicken, spaghetti, salad, and various desserts. About 60 people attended the dinner. Freshman Delaney Kauffman said that she enjoyed socializing with her friends.
Many of the International Club members served food, directed people to the serving line, or took money to assist with the dinner. “I loved talking to people while serving because everyone had positive attitudes,” said sophomore Allison Kopetzky. She helped out at the dinner by serving rolls with a smile.
The drama was performed by Layla Brautigam, Paul Laso, Jake Donaghy, Dillon Donaghy, and Becky Kopetzky. Jake Donaghy said that he enjoyed the drama because he enjoys performing in general.
As the performers acted out the drama, Mrs. Epple held up signs that told the audience what to say. The signs said things like “Boo” or “Ahh.” Many people shouted out the words and it made the drama even better, according to Brautigam.
Following the drama class’s performance, some members of the International Club were pulled to perform a melodrama Pure Gold. This was a surprise performance that the drama class planned for the International Club members. The members were told what to do and say by Jake Donaghy. He was surprised that everyone went up without a struggle, but most of them didn’t know what they were getting themselves into.
Both of the performances went well, according to Laso, although he was a little nervous for his first performance.