This is a test . . .

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Tell City’s drama department stages comedy about test-taking

Photos and story by Trista Lutgring
TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Department staged an “An Evening of Theater” March 9, 10 and 11 as students took to the stage for two one-act plays, “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”


“This is a Test” followed a main character, Alicia, who is still in school, about to take a test which will determine “her future,” as one character explains.
“She’s just very stressed out,” explained senior Rachel Woznicki, who portrayed the character on stage.
Alicia struggles as she didn’t get the review sheets, the teacher doesn’t seem to like her and her classmates are blatantly cheating. Time continues to pass and the voices in her head remind her though the test may be hard, her personal life is far worse.
Senior Robyn Scarpa played the part of Mrs. Williams, Alicia’s teacher, who she described as someone who “yells a lot and gets mad pretty quick. I think she’s pretty lazy because she changes everything for the class.”
“I like that I get to yell,” she added during the department’s full dress rehearsal March 8. “I’m pretty quiet in class so I get to be something I’m really not.”
The 14-person cast of characters also included students distracting Alicia and a chorus. Sophomore Shamia Buchanan was a part of the chorus, adding with a laugh that her character’s name was just “One.”
Her favorite part about the department and production is the social interaction with her fellow classmates. “They’re all funny. And I love acting,
singing and dancing.”
“It’s mostly a play people can relate to. Everyone’s been in the position,” sophomore and fellow chorus member Gage Otto said about the play.
The rest of the cast included Jamie Holman, Mercedes Mendez, Samantha Burton, Garett Smith, Jasmine Board, Jessica Arnold, Jackie Niswonger, Trent Harding, Madeline Yockey and Amity Lain.