The MHS Mirror
You can't have a star without a skyTuesday, May 15, 2012 By Riley Trotter
There are many different roles in a production for drama. Not only are there the parts on stage, but the individuals behind the curtains also play a very important role in a successful production. Being a member of the crew may take more effort than people give them credit for. “It takes a lot of responsibility and a good attitude,” said Gabby Smith a sophomore at Mattoon High School. Taking part in the crew may have its ups and downs, but each crew member has a reason to be a part of it. “This was my first year in drama and i did it this year because my friend, Harlie convinced me to do it with her,” said Smith. Students have different opinions on whether or not the crew deserves as much acknowledgement as the cast. “I think they do because they help the cast and help make the props for the play,” said Debbie Focht a freshman at MHS. While Focht seems set on the fact that the crew does as much work as the cast, Austin Owen a junior at MHS is unsure. “I guess so,” said Owen “I don’t know how hard it is, so I can’t tell you if they deserve to be recognized.” Each student has a different reason for being a part of the crew rather than part of the cast. “I don’t like being in front of people but I still wanted to be a part of it, so I joined crew,” said Smith. Focht and Owen agreed that if they had to choose between cast and crew, they would choose cast. “I would be part of the cast, it would be more fun,” said Owen.