Behind the Scenes of the Hunchback


Photo Credit: Yearbook Staff

Actors practicing for their up coming competition.

Jeremy Jurado, Staff Reporter

One Act has been preparing for weeks for the Hunchback of Notre Dame play. It is a story about a deformed bellringer Quasimodo wanting to explore the outside world and to be accepted by the outside world against his religious foster father Claude Frollo. Chase King, speech teacher and One Act co-sponsor, explained “One of our biggest competitors is a conference rival, York.” SCHS One Act will have 4 competitions. On November 5th, Schuyler Central High School will hold a One Act competition. On November 12th, One Act will travel to York to compete. November 19th will be Conference in Lexington, and Districts are on November 28th held at SCHS. One Act students build scenes, costumes, and sets, in addition to acting and working as tech crew. According to Mr. King, “One Act has lots of layers that are fun to work with.”

One of the biggest challenges One Act faces is scheduling time to practice due to students being involved in so many activities. “I think it is great they are so active, but it is difficult to ensure everything looks good,” commented Mr. King. Gabriel Schwarte, a junior and member of One Act, explained “My favorite part of One Act is watching the scenes come all together for the show.” The public performance will be held on November 27th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 p.m. Gabriel Schwarte stated, “I have found it is hard work for everyone to bring it all together I predict the easy part will be when we get to perform for audiences.”