Seniors’ one-person show perform the rest of the week

One-person shows take place this week, giving Theatre IV students a chance to write, direct and perform in their own original work.

All seniors enrolled in Theatre IV are required to write an OPS, which is a big part of their grade.

“We’ve known about the OPS since the beginning of the year, but we didn’t start working in depth on them till about February,” Jonah Petty said.

The seniors are able to recruit anybody they want to perform their plays, but many choose people within Whitney and Rocklin’s theatre programs.

“Being in an OPS is a very big deal within the theater kid cicle. Being asked to be in one was absolutely an honor,” Sam Raey Gonzales, an actress in Petty’s OPS, said.

Even though this assignment was announced at the beginning of the year and expect when they signed up, nothing was able to mentally prepare them for the stress it would bring.

“It tested me and everything I have learned in all four years in theatre to my full capacity. Everyday I was on the brink of insanity, but it all paid off in the end,” Petty said.

Kaelin Morris, Harmony Reilly, and Jonah Petty performed Monday night while the rest of the seniors will take the stage April 28-30 and May 1.