Starry Night

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 This week CHHS theater is putting on a mind-blowing production of Starry Night. It is incredible from beginning to end and highlights just how impressive our theater department truly is.

 The show starts out with the brother and sister of Van Gogh (Brady Dettmer and Sidney Yates), at the memorial service for their brother- Vincent (Travis Woods) who reminisce about his life. As they narrate the play, the audience witnesses the life story of Van Gogh and the truth about who he really was. After the emotional and complicated biography, the audience learns the importance of taking the time to get to know someone before making a judgement. Ensemble actors senior Katy Newell, juniors Emily Halverson, Sergio Picado, Thad Gibberson, and sophomores Matthew Foster and Andrew Ganschow added to the atmosphere of the play through the creation of touching scenarios that are vital to the development of the storyline. Senior Melanie Munoz and junior Madi Montague were simply impeccable as they portrayed the possible love interests of Van Gogh. All actors successfully came together through the use of powerful acting with the same goal in mind; to give people a new perspective of how to view others.

 The play was written- through adaptation, by Mrs.Devino, the program’s director, whose dedication to the work persists today through the creation of such moving pieces. With that said, I’d like to note the technical crew of this production. The work of Maggie Schlater and Insha Iqbal will not go unnoticed as they turned a story into a thrilling experience for everyone.

 The idea of a play written and produced by one of our very own teachers seemed like a challenging job to me at first. However, my doubts were soon gone after watching it. Come out and support this amazing show for the last two nights it will be performed- Nov 9th, 10th and 12th at 7 p.m. in the Black Box. It’s a decision you won’t regret!