Looking Ahead at Drama Club’s ‘A Family Dinner’


Vache Sarkissian

A promotional poster for Drama Club’s play ‘A Family Dinner’ playing in the auditeria this Friday.

In a school where art and public entertainment isn’t really emphasized or funded, there may finally be a sliver of hope for culture at Clark Magnet. Earlier last semester, it was agreed upon by the Drama Club and the Creative Writing class that a screenplay written by one of the students would be adapted into a live play.

The play that’s been chosen is called “A Family Dinner,” written by senior Joshua Windolph. It centers around a conversation at the dinner table involving a father’s disappointment with the direction his son’s life has recently taken. The cast includes about five people and is directed by Windolph and senior Nataly Vardanyan . “It’s a family comedy,” said Windolph. “It’s making fun of how different generations in the family often clash.”

“It’s nice to have diversity in an environment like this,” said sophomore Ani Babayan upon learning that there will be a play at Clark. “It’s nice that there’s something for the students to show that doesn’t have to do with robots.”

The rehearsals will begin this Monday and will continue through the week until the day of the play. The play will be next Friday during enrichment at the auditorium. Tickets are $5 and are being sold by all Drama Club members and also in Spanish teacher and Drama Club advisor Victoria Marcucci’s room.