KPark’s fall play presses on despite delays


Emily Humble

Juniors Brett Janik, Blayn Larson, Caitlin Meaux, Carson Griffing, and senior Seth Tarango rehearse a scene at the Sept. 30th dress rehearsal for “Anatomy of Gray”.

Blanca Cantu, Yearbook Staff

   After Hurricane Harvey caused students to miss two weeks of school, the theatre department had to make a very important decision. Their play,“Anatomy of Gray”, was planned for the beginning of October, but with so much time lost the department was unsure if they could make it. But in the end, it was decided that the show must go on.


   Though rehearsals were filled with sarcasm and laughter from silly jokes,the determination of students trying to meet their deadlines is evident. The production was running two weeks behind due to the delays and the students are feeling the pressure of the looming performances. However, the students were not the only ones who put their blood and sweat into the production. The director, Abbey Fera, and the new technical director, Luke Kerschbaum, were putting in their time to help the students achieve greatness.


     It was Kerschbaum’s first year at KPark and first year as a technical director, after previously teaching history at Summer Creek High School. In just the first week of working with students who were both experienced and inexperienced, Kerschbaum said he managed to pull them all together and get set elements such as a barn, fence, windmill, and even a mountain on stage.


“It was just kind of like do or die,” said Kerschbaum.


   The two directors decided soon after the two weeks of no school that the show was worth continuing, and that in five weeks they would be ready to perform.Though they were a little behind schedule, they accomplished a lot.


   The production marked a big change for Fera. It was going to be the first year at K-Park that she wouldn’t have to be juggling both the actors and the technical aspects of the show. Now that the school had finally hired a technical director,extra stress would be lifted from her as she can solely focused on working with the fourteen actors in the show.


   “What does that tell you about your character?” Fera would say as she tried to help Carson Griffing, who plays Pastor Phineas, fully encompass who he was playing.


   From their productive rehearsals alone anyone could see that this company was going to be able to put on a great show. The talented actors and skilled techies working hand in hand to help connect every part of the show was a truly amazing thing that would have only been possible with the help of the new and old director. “Anatomy of Gray”, which was a story of acceptance and loss, was the kind of play made for the theatre company and stage of Kingwood Park High school.