Hey thespians! This week was show week for our first main stage production this year, “Radium Girls”! Nerves and emotions were running very high but at the end of the day, opening night was amazing. We had a set back where we had to miss three days of rehearsal and I’m not going to lie; everyone was a little worried. Anxiety about the set and special effects we added grew and we were fearful we wouldn’t have everything together when we needed to. But we pulled it all together just in time. The response from the community was absolutely amazing. As social outreach, I see all of the positive comments and support given to us over social media and seeing all of it definitely made me ready and even more excited for the show.
The fact that we got to the point of being able to have a show even through everything going on is insane to me. Everyone in the theatre department was truly dedicated to making this happen and followed all of the rules during rehearsals to make it possible. As a senior and this being one of my last shows with OP theatre, I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to do what I love even with restrictions and new challenges. This production really pushed me to be a better actress from playing so many roles that are so different from each other. I never imagined I’d be playing a two-time Nobel peace prize winning scientist, a company president’s housewife, and a male board member all within the same show.
I’m so thankful for the love, support and opportunities from this show. Through all of the change going on currently and us missing out on so much, this show gave me so much hope and motivation for the future. For the first time in forever, I felt a little bit of normal and for that, I couldn’t be happier.
With so much love,
Madi the Baddie