While walking towards the office on a Friday afternoon, many times you’ll see a line of kids almost out the door. They are waiting to watch a Frequent Friday performance put on by their fellow classmates.
Frequent Fridays happen about once to twice a month. They are directed by the students in Advance Repertory Theatre, and allow for anyone who wants to try out to do so.
“The best part of directing my Frequent Friday was getting to know each of my cast members and the really close friendships we formed from it,” said Nikki Konomos, director of “Accused of Comedy.”
The shows start at 3 p.m. and are performed in the Little Theatre. The performances last under an hour and the date of any upcoming shows are included in the daily announcements.
“The best part [about directing] was putting so much hard work into the show and getting to know your cast really well,” said Chloe Kerwin, director of “Adventure Time: Ocean of Fear.” “Watching it come together on stage for the very last time for an audience is incredibly rewarding.”
These one-act plays are a way to go be involved in school activities or to watch the hard work of the students at East. The directors are given a couple weeks to cast and put together their Frequent Friday. This gives the students a quick turn-around.
Unfortunately, all of the shows are over for the school year, but the most recent productions included “Bang Bang You’re Dead” directed by Becca Mader on April 28th and “After Lights Out” directed by Elsa Bernauer on May 4th.