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Drama Puts on Annual Saturday Knight Live Charity Performance

Drama Club’s Saturday Knight Live comedy show will be this Friday, May 12


Credit to Heeral Patel

Emcee’s Bria Smith and Brian Ochoa rehearse for tomorrows performance, as co-student director Sydney Weber looks on.

By Heeral Patel

This year, Drama Club is sponsoring Saturday Knight Live and it will be held this Friday, May 12 in the auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at  7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door in exchange for a donation of at least $2, as this is the club’s charity show.

“I think that it’s going to be a lot of fun,”  junior Angelia Collins said. “One thing we never fail to do is having you leave with your stomach hurting [from] laughing. That’s one thing I pride this theater is that we will never make you laugh or make you cry or make you feel whatever emotion you are meant to feel.”

The show has been described as “Saturday Night Live, but school appropriate.” The show will include skits, characters and musical acts performed by students. To participate, students had to have submitted their act ahead of time. Performances to look forward to include Jazz Band, a return of Connor Lucas’ Donald Trump and a skit done by the students in the intensified theater class.

“Saturday Knight Live is mostly improv[isation], so a lot of funny things happen on stage that weren’t supposed to and it just makes that performance so much better,” co-student director, Breighen Williams said. “The students get to write their own scripts so you get to see their comedy aspect on life, and it’s just a very different atmosphere. We try to get the audience involved in some of the acts as well.”

This year, the students from intensified theater are also the primary team behind the production. The class itself is made up of ten of some of Drama Club’s most involved people. As a part of the class’s curriculum, the students must put on two shows during the semester. The elementary and middle schools were unavailable for the rest of the year, and so Saturday Knight Live came to be their second performance. Most of the club’s other members get to experience the show as an audience would.

“It’s much more organized and it’s much more polished now that we have a team of ten as [opposed to] a team of one,” drama club sponsor Kim Sulzner said.