‘Lord of The Flies’ dispenses plenty of violence, insults

Charya Young, Staff Writer

This year’s fall play was especially action packed, full of infighting, blood and gore. “Lord of The Flies” details a group of young boys stranded on a desert island who are driven to create their own society as they await their rescue. The group begins to form a civilization, creating rules and structure on the island that later lead to division, violence and conflict.

Preparing for a live performance can sometimes be a tough process, especially when you’re learning how to fake-fight, use artificial blood and shout insults at your fellow actors. Many performers in the production spent their time getting familiar with their script, stage directions or researching characters in order to truly bring a persona to life. 

“I play Jack, he’s kind of the bad guy of the play,” Nathan Hill, senior, said. “I try listening to angry music to help me get into character.”

During rehearsals, the cast put a lot of practice into the play and their serious characters, but they aren’t as stern as they might appear.

“When we forget lines sometimes, it’s a good icebreaker,” Reuben Thomas, junior, said. “I think it’s a reminder that we don’t always have to take ourselves too seriously.”

The audience was met with a lot of special effects, deaths and violent scenes from the cast and crew.

“This is the first year we’ve gotten really technical with the special effects,” Hill said. “For example, we have a really realistic pig carcass and fake blood to go with it.”

Many students are acting in their first high school play, such as sophomore Albert Smith, who played one of the lead characters named Ralph. During rehearsals, Smith said he was looking forward to the show and felt very optimistic about it.

“It’s going to be really intense; there are some interesting scenes and characters in it,” Smith said. “It’s going to be a really good show.”