The Sturgis West-based play is based on the book of the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle that chronicles the adventures of Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and her classmate Calvin O’Keefe. They are dragged into a universal battle against evil after Meg’s father disappears suddenly from her home and a mysterious old lady is, quite literally, blown into their house. East’s play, We Might Be Heroes, was a collection of individual scenes depicting superheroes preparing for an incoming alien invasion in their own unique ways, from lamenting the downsides of bringing people back to life to writing letters back and forth to old friends. Both plays are unique and make creative use of their props and stage.
East’s play had an interesting set as well. The most visible components were two enormous comic book pages that stood up in the center of the stage depicting the characters from the play in different scenarios. There were also two scaffolds on either side for the characters to be positioned on, and various props that were switched throughout the play.
Overall, the performances from each school were surely exhibited the superb talents of the participants. Be sure to check out the next play put on by these incredible talents!
Didn’t have a chance to see the productions? There’s still time! On March 4, both productions will be performed at the state competitive festival at Bourne High School! East will perform promptly at 10:00 am, while West will raise the curtains later at 4:30pm. You won’t want to miss it!