‘Hot Topic’ set to illuminate school stage


Stu Mair

Hot Topic: be the light will be performed on Oct 1 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Nicole Genrich, Staff Reporter

The cast of “Hot Topic” plan to illuminate the stage and ‘be the light’ for those in attendance starting Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

This show is special because it is a tradition that is performed as the fall show every three years, and is directed by seniors who were in the show as freshman. The seniors who are student directing this show are: Catherine Hathaway, Jak Barth, Olivia Whitehead, Rachel Jackson, and Sonali Mehta.

“My favorite part about directing hot topic has been being on the opposite side of things and getting to work with the actors in such a different way,” senior student director Sonali Mehta said. “I feel like I have grown from this experience and learned so much.”

Hot Topic sheds light on a bunch of different topics that are relevant to high school. This show is a series of unrelated scenes based upon the problems that high schoolers face every day. This show brings together technical theatre and acting that showcases day to day life of high schoolers.

“I like this show a lot because this is a show where kids’ input is extremely valued,” theatre teacher Jessica Brewster said. “This show is kid-tested, and director-approved.”

Due to the mature content in this show it is advised that ages 13 and up attend. A second performance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and are $5 for students and seniors. The estimated run time for this show is an hour to an hour and a half.

You can buy tickets for Thursday’s or Saturday’s showings here.