I recently reconnected with a few high school friends from good ol’ Iroquois and it got me to thinking. This year marks a decade since I Strived to be My Best, which (apparently) is just long enough for me to forget which plays I was in during which years. The drama club was the first and only real group I was in back then (sports? me? pftht.) I consulted a few of my yearbooks to figure out exactly what my high school theatrical resume looked like. Here it is:
Freshman year: Monsignor Mariel in Les Miserables and Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof.
Sophomore year: Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey and Buddy in It’s a Dog’s Life.
Junior year: The Narrator (Stage Manager) in Our Town and Audrey II (the puppeteer) in Little Shop of Horrors.
Senior year: The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and Juror #3 in 12 Angry Men (which we called “12 Angry Jurors” since I don’t think we even had 12 guys in the club at the time.)
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