By Kyle Arbiola and Merlin Montes
Months after their successful show, “Hamlet Thrill-mageddon, Coming Soon to a Little Theater Near You,” Tustin High’s drama class presents,”Date Night: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” The drama class, led by Ms. Markley, performed the play from April 26 through the 28 with a showtime of 7:30 pm. To enter the production, early tickets cost $5 for students, but paid at the door was $8 for students and adults. If you were feeling thirsty or maybe even a little hungry, refreshments and snacks are sold outside the theater right before the play.
The show kicks off with Guy Barrera and Kenna Flores hosting the production. The play itself is comprised of short skits highlighting “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of relationships and other emotional connections. A lot of the skits showcased were written by some of our very own Tillers. Seeing the hard work and effort that our drama class invested in this production is what made our experience extra special.
Relationships can be the best thing in the world, but can also be the most depressing thing as well. Hard times can happen at any moment and the way the actors and actresses depicted each scene was mesmerizing. We’d be lying if we didn’t say that some of the skits made us emotional, that’s just how well they were written and performed. There are even some surprise cameos from special guests Mario and Batman. There was a delightful blend of comedy that will make you laugh your behind off as well as drama that will contemplate your lives.
The audience seemed to love every second of the performance as they were gasping at shocking moments and laughing at comedic ones. In between skits they would turn off the lights and we would hear nothing but immense applause from the audience. The applause at the end of the play however, when all the actors and actresses came out and bowed, was so loud it could have probably blown out a window. Nothing but praise was seen from the audience last night.
If you liked previous productions put on by Ms. Markley’s drama class then you would’ve certainly, without a doubt, like, “Date Night: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”.