Hear Ye! Hear Ye! King Arthur hath arrived!

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Ana Perez

As an opening act to a really busy year, the Drama Club is kicking it off by performing A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court on October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.

The storystarts with a boy named Hank Morgan who is punched in the jaw and travels to another universe; specifically one where King Arthur lives. Hank attempts to make Camelot a more modern scene and in the process angers a powerful warlock, or two.

Prior to the performance, a pleasant surprise was bestowed upon Mrs. Roman, who conducted the auditions for the play; hordes of people showed up for the auditions, many of them being inexperienced and completely new to drama. They were, welcomed to the club with open arms and several received parts in the play. The new recruits in the cast are all excited for the play and for their new found interest to take form.

In contrast to  the performances of “Flowers for Algernon” and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, the drama cast is diving in head first into “Arthur”and dressing in period clothes. For those who do not understand what “period clothes” are, they are the garments worn by the people during medieval times, which makes sense seeing as the setting of the play is in Camelot, the distant lands of King Arthur.

Some of the clothes include long flowing dresses with ridiculously large sleeves for the girls.  In addition, your stereotypical damsel costume will be seen, which includes a cone-like hat with a hanging fabric attached to the top.

“The dresses are definitely something new, they’re different. I like them,”  said junior, Mary Vera.

The dresses are definitely something new, they’re different. I like them.”

— Mary Vera

“For $1 dresses [we got them at a thrift store] they’re nice and comfortable, despite their elaborate-ness, ” said senior, Alexis Calleros.

King Arthur and Merlin the Magician will be wearing  long robes. The knights, however, will be sporting tights- something that the guys in the cast may have taken a while to become accustomed to.

“I really don’t mind wearing the tights, it’s just something we have to do for the part, ” said senior, Bladimir Balanzar.

“They are absolutely fabulous, they provide a nice wind current, and the tights really just give you a whole new sensation,” said, senior, Ernesto Batres.

Expect to see knights, damsels in distress, and grand adventure in drama’s first production.