What fall play will look this year

Lilly Hoy

This year we have seen a lot of changes in the way school and after school activities work. The fall play is no exception to receiving change. Lakes Community High School has decided to make She Kills Monsters a fully-remote, virtual show.

In the past, the fall play has been a way for Eagle Theater to showcase their first show of the year. The fall play is usually a smaller cast and crew and doesn’t normally include music. The 2019-2020 school year presented Failure: A Love Story, which was a huge success and was even shown at Illinois High School Theater Fest 2020.
Since Failure set such a high bar, many theater fans are wondering how the fall play will look this year. I was able to get an inside scoop with Theater Director, Mr. Esquivel. He stated, “The fall play will be entirely live streamed this year. We will have three performance dates, October 15th, 16th, and 17th. And on each date, the performance will begin at 7 pm. The actors will perform in their own homes except for one final pre-recorded scene where we needed a little bit more magic. This show was actually written specifically for a virtual format, so I’m happy that we were able to produce this show in a way we never would have been able to before. My hope is that the heart of the story rings true even though we have an adjusted format. The show will be live streamed on each performance date, link and streaming service to be announced later. She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she adjusts to high school following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and Tik Tok dancing, we offer a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.”
Though the format will be different this year, we should expect the same theater performances we know and love. I encourage you to come and support Eagle Theater in their new format.