FPD’s Middle School students are ready to present a wonderful performance of “The Entire American Revolution in 40 Minutes or Less” on Thursday and Friday evening, January 24 & 25. We wanted to check in with two of the performers to get their take on the show.
Hollis Correa ’24 plays Floyd, an American colonist who is madly in love with a British girl named Gertrude. Lily Sue Holcomb ’24 has the role of a sassy American colonist.
How would you describe the play?
Hollis: The play is a high energy production that is based on exaggerated acting, movement, and humor. I also enjoy how we get to teach stories of history in an exciting and hilarious way!
Lily Sue: I would describe the play as informative and educational but entertaining and fun, for both the actors and the audience.
What’s been the most challenging part of the production?
Hollis: The most challenging part of the production was how the cast had to keep up a great level of energy while still not going over-board with silliness. You have to walk a fine line, but with this being kind of a crazy show we had some slack.
Lily Sue: I feel like the most challenging part of the production is staying quiet backstage and waiting for the cast list!
Why do you think families would enjoy the performance?
Hollis: This show is made for families and kids. The play is kid friendly. It also has a great level of humor that it designed specifically for kids.
Lily Sue: I think families will enjoy this play because it is educational and funny, a great comedy with jokes from our generation and our parents’ generation.
What’s your favorite part about performing with your friends in FPD’s theatre program?
Hollis: My favorite part of performing at the FPD theatre programs is all the close bonds and friendships that we develop throughout the year. We learn a lot about each other and can get along well because we all share a common goal.
Lily Sue: I always get to make new friendships. I love meeting new friends and also trusting others I might not know.
Tickets are available at fpd.booktix.com.