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FHS Rogues Gallery

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The theater department is putting on its first production of the year. “Rogues Gallery,” will be performed by Advanced Drama students. “Rogues Gallery” is about an art exhibit that gets destroyed and security guards who have to go through security tapes to find the thief. Each scene in the play is a different tape. 

FHS junior Matilda Whelan is an actor in “Rogues Gallery.” She plays a wide variety of characters such as Clem, Quinn, Pranksy and Visitor. Clem is the host of an art podcast, Quinn is a museum worker, Pranksy is a prankster and Visitor just visits the museum. The “Rogues Gallery” script is confusing, but it still has some fun jokes and characters like the ones Whelan plays. 

“It’s hard to follow, but I really like this one,” Whelan said. “It reminds me of the play that we did last year, ‘Rule of Three,’ because that was three individual stories as well, but those ones didn’t connect to each other at all”. ‘Rule of Three’ by Agatha Christie was the Advanced Drama play in 2022, there were also multiple scenes in that show. However “Rogues Gallery” is a comedic mystery while “Rule of Three” is a murder mystery. 

Another Advanced Drama student, FHS sophomore Yurum Farias, said the cast are all good friends and most have known and been in class with each other since their freshman year of drama. 

 “My experience is really good,” Farias said. “It’s like no ones a stranger, like everybody’s kind of friends. And if you know each other, then you’re not scared of them.”  

Students from Advanced Stagecraft also participate in the show, not as actors, but as the tech crew. Even behind the scenes, the designers have their own opinions about the show. 

“We haven’t had any shows this year yet, but I’ve been doing theater for a couple years now here and it’s really fun,” FHS junior and costume designer and assistant stage manager for Rogues Gallery Rose Ginsberg said.  

Sophie Buteau is a junior at FHS, and is the props designer for this show. She is in charge of reading the script and finding the props the show needs, and then either buying or making them. 

“Technically, [the actors] could do a show, and it wouldn’t work. They just don’t know what to do with [the props],” Buteau said. 

The workers are preparing for the show’s tech week, and for the performances on November 15, 16 and 17. The cast and crew have been working hard on this production and you should definitely go see it. 

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Greta Heinke is a freshman and Staff Writer. In her free time, she listens to Taylor Swift, and watches The Office. She loves animals and the environment as well as musical theater.

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