Spring Play Cast Members Predict a Lot of Laughs


Danielle Lippert, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

The spring play is right around the corner, and the cast and crew are as excited as ever.

“I hope that the cast and crew have an amazing time and an amazing experience. That’s the most important thing to me, and I hope that a lot of people come to see it because I think it is going to be an amazing production,” said Mrs. Crystal Dory, Spanish teacher and director of the spring play.

This year’s play, Divine Stella Devine, is about a play company getting prepared for their next play about the Civil War, but of course, there are multiple road bumps like an aging star, a wannabe star, an annoying mother and a nosey reporter.

“What first attracted me to this show was the size of the cast, but then as I read the script, I realized how funny it was and all of the funny things we could do with it as a cast,” said Dory.

The cast is a very lively group comprised of a majority of seniors and sophomores with a few freshmen and juniors.

“I enjoy the cast. There’s a good energy to the cast, and we always have a lot of laughs,” said senior Clare Ravizza, who plays the playwright Micole.

Senior Paul Gapinski, who plays Dash Tippet, an actor very much in love with himself, agreed with Ravizza. “The cast is a very fun group of people,” he said.

Dory and the cast have high hopes for this production.

“I think the story line is very funny and people will be really entertained because there is a lot of activity going on onstage,” said Dory.

“I expect everyone who comes to it will enjoy it because it’s not super serious. You can watch it and not get bored,” said Gapinski.

With this last production of the year, the seniors are also saying goodbye to the theater program at Notre Dame.

“[I’ll take away] what it’s like to work with a lot of personalities, what’s good and also difficult about it,” said Gapinski.

Ravizza said she will be leaving “a sense of community and a lot of friends.”

The middle school performance is in less than two weeks on May 1. The other shows will be May 3-5 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.