“The best thing about the play is watching every piece come together,” says Rowan Milligan, a cast member of Carihi’s latest production.
It’s that time of year again, when Carihi showcases their musical talents on stage and the residents from all over come to enjoy the show, and this year Carihi has chosen to take on Bonnie and Clyde. It will be on the 21st to the 25th of May when the cast and crew put all of their hard work on the stage, with tickets only costing $12. Both cast and crew have put many hours into the wellbeing of this production, by either painting sets, working tech, and moving props on stage as crew, or learning lines and presenting on stage as an actor. No matter what the position, many students at Carihi love the environment of the theatre and enjoy the work they do.
“I love the people and the atmosphere they create,” Says Kevin Wilson, another member of the cast.
“It’s fun to be involved in a musical and to be part of a team,” agree two members of the crew, Sheldon Clapham and Maeve Milligan. They enjoy the work, but both feel that with so few members, the workload becomes much harder.
“Trying to manage everything at once is one of the most difficult things of being crew. There aren’t a lot of people here – we’re spread very thin,” Says Clapham, “But in the end it doesn’t matter, because this is going to be such a great play.”
The director of the musical, Christine Knight, is excited for the show to begin. “People should come to Bonnie and Clyde because it’s the best play that Carihi has ever done,” says Knight, “the music has a lot of different feelings and styles, and the story is a fairly accurate portrayal of history.” After many months of hard preparation, the scenes and acts are finally coming together as one. Knight hopes that many people are intrigued by the story and come for a couple hours of pure entertainment. “This is the best part of my job,” says knight.