Thespians prepare for upcoming play


Tamerra Tice, Staff

On Friday, October 5, 2018, the Thespians met in the Starkville High School theater to celebrate their anniversary. The anniversary is celebrated mostly for the freshmen so they get a chance to have fun and do activities with the upper classmen. 

The thespians sat on the theater stage and painted pumpkins, while listening to a Halloween playlist, in celebration of Halloween. The painting gave and opportunity for the students to express themselves and show their artistic skills. 

Sophomore thespian, Sally Stafford, said the anniversary celebration gives the freshman an opportunity to have fun and not be bored.
“They get to do things [in a larger group] because they don’t really do anything their first year. This is to show them that theater is fun, and it isn’t just all work and no play,” Stafford said. 

Abigale Green, junior thespian, said being a part of this [thespians]  is really fun. 

“It gives you a chance to be another person, and it shows your many personalities,” Green said. 

Junior Jaylon Ashford believes being a part of theater gives him an opportunity to be himself and meet new people. You also learn not to be shy around people, Ashford said.

The theater teachers provided vanilla cupcakes and cold drinks  for the thespians.  

The students played musical chairs while the painted pumpkins were drying. Grant Peterson won the game of musical chairs. They also played a mummy game and Jaylon Ashford won the only round of that game. 

The Thespian troupe will perform The Scar Test  by Hannah Khalil, a British play November 8, 9 and 10 in the SHS Theater at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 at the door. This play is not suitable for children under the age of 13.