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Falling for the Fall Production

Falling for the Fall Production

By James Goddard
Copy Editor

When the curtain rose for the new school year, drama students began their annual tradition of holding the school play. 

This year, there will not be one specific play, but a bouquet of short acts. The play debuts on Nov. 12 and 13, at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s fall production consists of nine one-act plays. It’s called “An Evening of One Acts.” The Millikan Theater instagram has more information about the production.

The individual pieces within the play don’t have an overall theme but range from a variety of different topics, some serious and some to provide comedic relief.

“Some ideas/themes that are addressed are regret, mental health/depression, acceptance, and destiny,” says Millikan theater teacher and director Shannon Graham. 

“Although those can be heavy topics, most of the show is pretty lighthearted and fun,” she continues.

For the Fall production, students enrolled in Intermediate Theater, Advanced Theater, and Play Production could participate. Some exceptions were made for students previously enrolled in theater classes.

Some of the acts were written by students last year, with their scripts being edited by Graham. 

Students are also participating by directing side by side with their teacher.

Presale tickets will be available starting Nov 8 at the bankers office. They cost $10 for general admission and $5 with a student ID. Students purchasing with ID are limited to one discounted ticket, and the sales are cash only.

Photo depicts one of the flyers around campus advertising the production.

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    Molly DavisNov 19, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    November 19, 2021

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    In Issue 1/2021, James Goddard wrote an article called Falling for the Fall Production. The article gives light to the fall play as students can now perform live on stage again. As a student director and performer in the cast of An Evening of One Acts I appreciate the recognition for our hard work. I would have liked to hear your take on us wearing masks on stage, us only doing one weekend of shows instead of two, or if there was anything big in the drama program coming up? Thank you for sharing about the play.


    Molly Davis, Grade 11

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    Avery WintjenNov 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    In issue 2/2021 (published November 10, 2021) James Goddard wrote an article titled “Falling for the Fall Production”. The article mentions information on the school play including dates and times. Before reading the article I knew about the play because I was participating in the show. I loved seeing something like this being covered in the school paper for everyone to see. The info on when and where the show will be held is great for those who are interested in seeing the show because they can easily get the information. I do wish there was more information like names of some of the sort plays but I did appreciate links to other places to get more information. It was nice to see something I participate in being covered by the school newspaper. I enjoyed the highlighting of the student directors and student-written pieces. It was also great to know which classes participated so that friends could see people they know in those classes be in the show acting or just doing behind the scenes work. The inclusion of some of the themes covered in the pieces was a nice touch for those to get a taste of the mood of the show.

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    Olivia K LopezNov 18, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    November 18, 2021

    Dear Corydon editor,

    In issue 11/10(published November 10th, 2021), James Goddard wrote an article titled “Falling for the Fall Production”. The article talks all about the fall play “An Evening of One-Acts” and gives a brief summary of the contents of the play. The article mentions that lots of the acts are student-written and almost all are student-directed, also how the Millikan drama program is very excited to be doing it and how they hope some of the acts could provide comedic relief. One thing I really liked about this article is that it gives the students lots of key information, about where to purchase tickets, the price and where the production is happening. In the article, it says that the drama teacher Mrs. Graham made exceptions for some of the students that were in drama previous years and are not anymore, what was that process? This was a very nice article and it’s good seeing drama get the publicity!


    Olivia Lopez, grade 11