Knightime Stories: Behind the Scenes [Photo Gallery + Story]

By Kylah Woods

Photos: On Friday March 16, the cast and crew of Knightime Stories works, practices and performs at a play practice. They read through the whole Princess and the Pauper section while tweaking certain things to prepare for the actual play.

The annual spring production is coming up on April 12, 13 and 14 with a new twist. The spring play will be a two in one production.

“I’m a little worried,” Drama teacher Kim Sulzner said. “There’s a lot of moving parts that go along with a double feature so we have to make sure everything runs smoothly.”

The spring play is a double feature consisting of Peter Pan and the Princess and the Pauper. The drama department calls it Knightime stories. The play will last two hours like it has in the past. The student officers decided to make it a double feature, because both plays by themselves were one hour long instead of two.

“This is the first time in my 28 years of teaching that I’ve done two shorter plays instead of one long one, so it’s a new experience,” Sulzner said.

The play will have a narrator who is telling the story as it is happening on stage. Sulzner’s plan is to recruit some younger children to “listen” to the narrator as they are telling the story.

“The plan is to have it be like a narrator telling a story to kids,” junior Riley Lawson said. “Though it might be hard to keep their attention.”

The cast and crew have been hard at work preparing for opening night. Currently, they have finished blocking the scenes, which basically means they have figured out where each prop and cast member will be on the stage during each scene. Soon they will begin running straight through the whole production to practice.

“The run-throughs are really where things happen,” Lawson said. “Blocking is just, boring and running through is where everything happens.”