Xavier starts preparations for spring play


Grace Allen

On the second day of rehearsals, Gators and Broncos do a first read-through of the play. Finalized roles were just distributed.

“Ay me! For aught that I could ever read / Could ever hear by tale or history / The course of true love never did run smooth” (Shakespeare I.I.132-134). From My Father Odysseus to King Lear, Brophy and Xavier’s spring plays continue to amaze everyone.

 Long hours are put into not only rehearsing lines, but also building and painting sets, working on costumes and much more. However, the hard work and dedication put into each show consistently pays off through each student’s stunning performance. 

This year, the decision was made for the spring play to be A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Auditions were a little different this year with Covid, as students had to send in their video auditions instead of performing live auditions in front of directors. 

Many Xavier and Brophy students still auditioned to take part in the play. They were asked to send in videos of themselves reciting  particular scenes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Although auditions were not as exciting as they would have been pre-Covid, the Gators who auditioned were grateful for the chance to demonstrate their talents. 

“It’s definitely been an amazing experience to be able to audition again considering Covid. It was still nerve-wracking to audition, but at the end of the day, I felt happy to audition for Xavier and Brophy again,” said sophomore Grace Allen, who plays Puck. 

Even with the slight changes, the Xavier-Brophy theater program is still continuing to make the most out of the situation, focusing upon making friendships and memories that will continue to stick with them. 

Sophomore Morgan Vasiliauskas, who plays Philostrate, said, “The Brophy and Xavier shows are great ways to make friends and to express yourself through the arts. I’m so excited to take the stage again!” 

Xavier’s showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will undoubtedly be a phenomenal show, and everyone is quite excited to see the students’ talents come to life again.