Another play in the books for East Drama


Norah Mclaughlin, Staff Writer

Photo Credit: Madeleine Kim

Reporting done by Noor Duoibes

The East Drama club has done it again and produced another amazing show, “Sense and Sensibility,” based on the novel written by Jane Austen.

With the loss of many amazing seniors and the addition of some very talented freshmen, the cast was relatively new. With a new cast, the goal for the play was, “not to have the perfect run, but it was just getting through and finishing the play” says Elissa Maloof 21’ who plays Fannie in the Gold cast.

The drama club exceeds their goal, to say the least, with the opening night going smoothly. First-time cast member Katie McGraw 20’ who went from crew member to lead role Anne Steele says, “the atmosphere on opening night was exciting and crazy.”

Coming from Macbeth, which had a much more difficult language, “Sense and Sensibility was more upbeat and easier to understand for both the cast and the audience” says McGraw 20’.

Proved after opening night, the audience enjoyed the play very much. Luke Socie 20’, who plays Willoughby says his favorite part of the play was, “at the end when he came out for bows, people booed him.” 

Rather than taking it as a negative statement, Socie received the “boos” as a complement of his performance because it proves the audience thought his performance of a villain was believable. 

After many outstanding performances, the drama club has once again proved the skills of our actors, actresses, and crew at East.