OAP cast balances the pressure of Chemical Imbalance


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IT’S SHOWTIME. After hpurs and hours of prep time, the cast of Chemical Imbalance is ready to shine. They will perform for the public on Friday night.

On Thursday, March 2nd, the cast of the UIL One Act Play, Chemical Imbalance will be competing at zone against schools such as New Caney, Conroe and College Park.

Friday, March 3rd will be their first public show in the PAC. Admission is $5.

The cast is proud of the hard work they put in and can’t wait to show it off to everyone.

“As well as rehearsing, we’ve spent a lot of my time getting the word out about our show,” senior Sheldon Humphrey said. “I’m super proud of being in this production, and I would love as many people to see it as possible.”

With this determination and non stop practice comes hardship and difficulty.

“Honestly for me the hardest part is remembering the little things about the blocking,” senior Elissa Turner said. “Or finding new ways to make the play funny since I’m numb to it after all this time.”

The cast is always hard at work coming up with ways to bounce back from these hardships.

“I have been thinking of what we could change to make the show better and anything we can do to get past the first round,” junior Aiden Hamilton said. “I think I’ve gotten way too stressed out about it because we have been working our butts off, and it seems like we aren’t making progress.”

The casts’ good spirits and commitment carry this show to the next level.

“I like the way that people want to be here and that they show up on their own time and they give all their effort, ” theater teacher Cassandra Matlock said. “It’s on their own dime and on their own time, you can tell that they’re committed to the art of theater.”

In the end, everyone steels up and doesn’t let the competitive aspects get in the way of their art, confident in their abilities. 

“I am feeling confident for this contest. I think once we get these finishing touches on the show, we will be in a good spot,” senior Addison Williams said. “We have had our fair share of struggles, but we have been able to find the fun again, and feel revitalized for competition.”