On October 25th at 12:45 pm, Bullis theater will put on the premiere of their play, The Wyrd Sisters (1988) by Terry Pratchett. All Bullis students will see the show on that Thursday, and the other shows will take place on Friday, October 26th and 7 pm and Saturday, October 27th at 2 pm and 7 pm at the Howard Auditorium in the Blair Arts Center.
“The play is about three witches who use their magic to dethrone a strict and crazy king” Victor Vasilian (‘20),
who plays the king, Duke Felmet, explained. “This play will be hilarious, and I can’t wait for the school to see it.”
The three witches featured in the play are Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. They see Duke Felmet as an evil king who mistreats the people of the kingdom. They attempt to save the kingdom from the tyrant.
“We’ve worked on it consistently after school as our extracurricular activity and Ms. Franklin works hard towards getting every scene as perfect as it can be.” Rachel Sita (‘20), a performer of Magrat Garlick, stated. “I’m very excited because the cast has so much talent,” Rachel Sita (‘20) said.
The performers are excited to show off everything that they have been working on for the last month. The fall play requires a lot of time to be put into memorizing everything and perfecting the acting because of the little time the actors have between the start of school and the show. “We’ve been working really hard to get the play together” Rachel Gluck (‘20), the actress of Hwel, said.
Shakespeare’s plays heavily influence The Wyrd Sisters, as many themes and characters are based on his own writings. The play is “based on the novels by Terry Pratchett, and focuses on the three witches from Macbeth” Rachel Sita (‘20) revealed.
The cast continues to work every day to make the play as enjoyable for the viewers and performers as possible. They rehearse almost every day and post updates on their Instagram account @bullis_theater about how the show is coming along, and performers post about their excitement towards the show. “Rehearsals are most weekdays, and some Saturdays, excluding tech week which is every day for three to four hours” actress of Vitoller, Ava Caceres (‘21) said.
“A lot of preparation for our show has come down to constantly memorizing lines and playing with the intention of our characters” Ava Caceres (‘21) explained. “We’ll do exercises to get us out of our comfort zone, something very important for getting onstage.”
Students are excited to see the play as well, as Nick Essepian (‘21) stated: “I’m excited to see my friends perform.”
“It’s always so exciting to see my friends perform, the play is going to be amazing” Cadyn Harrington (‘20) beamed.
Students and performers are excited about the opening of the play at the end of the month. The show gives students the opportunity to appreciate the time and effort put into it among the cast, tech crew, and theatrical teachers.