WHS theatre performs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


Hannah Jackson

Juniors Finnigan Hess and Audrey Bush perform in the Teacher Feature Wednesday, March 6. “I like that you get to go on stage and be the person that you’re playing,” Hess said. “You don’t have to deal with whatever is in your life.” Playing the part of Lysander and Hermia, the two marry in the end.

On March 7, 8 and 9, the WHS theatre program is performing the classic Shakespearean play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“I’m really nervous…but I’m excited for those high energy moments where everybody is also stepping into their characters,” junior Audrey Bush said. “We finally get to see our characters on stage instead of us.”

Bush plays the role of Hermia, who is in love and runs away with Lysander, played by fellow junior Finnigan Hess. In the messy love triangle of the story, the bonds between the two actors and their peers Andrew Post (Demetrius) and Dorianne Key (Helena) has allowed the production to succeed.

“A lot of the people that we get to work with in this show has been in previous shows, so we’re all really familiar with each other,” Hess said. “We can continue what we have started with the program.”

Bush and Hess have both been involved in the theatre program since their freshman year. As play week came, both settled into the familiar, stressful and rewarding routine of the late nights and bright stage lights.

“We call play week hell week because you’re at school more than you’re at home,” Bush said. “But when you’re with those people so much, it feels like they’re your family and everyone’s in the same boat. In the end, it feels amazing.”