Despite an opening night blackout, the cast and crew of Metropolitan Preparatory Academy’s 2014 school play, A Lie of The Mind, was ultimately a success due to six months of preparation, sweat and tears.
Due to a power outage, the opening night of Metro Prep’s annual school play was called off only three hours before it was set to blast off.
Cast, crew and audience members were all disappointed to hear that May 3rd opening night was going to be postponed.
“I was devastated because we had worked so hard and it felt like the same thing was going to happen that had happened last year” said cast member Madison when asked about the subject.
The previous year’s play had been cancelled due to various injuries and sicknesses, which left a glooming curse type feeling on Metro Prep’s theatre production.
Despite the play’s initial bad luck, the play was a huge success for the next four shows and impressed schoolmates, teachers, and relatives alike.
When the play came to its last performance, the cast and crew were left with an empty feeling, realizing that six months of hard work ended with just three days of performance. “I didn’t know what to do for a while. No more staying after school till six joking around and having fun” said Dan, actor in the play.
In the end the actors and crew built a connection that will last a lifetime, despite the roadblocks they experienced during the six months.
Metro Prep’s Past Productions
- Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
- The Unwanted an adaptation of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child
- Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project
- Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
- Ryan Seeley’s My Favourite Movie is Jaws
- George F. Walker’s Better Living
- Timothy Findley’s Can You See Me Yet?