Another Fall Play Success!


Abigail Uganski, Reporter

Who wouldn’t enjoy a hilarious play about a superhero trying to navigate college? Squirrel Girl Goes to College by Karen Zacarias tells the hysterical story of Doreen Green–also known as Squirrel Girl–trying to make friends while also maintaining her secret identity. 

The play starred freshman Isla Engelhard, who stated, “Being a freshman with a lead was pretty scary, especially in the beginning when I didn’t know everyone. But, everyone was nice to me and it was all worth it because I’ve never had more fun while doing a show.” 

Isla, who played Ariel in the middle school’s production of The Little Mermaid Jr. last year spoke highly of her new experiences in high school theater after her performance in the junior varsity play. Engelhard said, “It was an awesome way to start out my high school theater experience. It was a super kind and talented cast and it was absolutely amazing.” 

Upperclassmen had a great time in this show as well, as senior Ben Carlson stated, “Squirrel Girl Goes to College gave me a great opportunity to be a part of a uniquely energetic cast in a uniquely energetic show.”

Selah Buhr, a senior this year, mentioned that she learned a lot about leadership throughout the show as she had been a cast captain for the play. She stated, “One of the challenges that I faced was experiencing what it was like to be a leader. Overall, the whole process was such a great learning experience and I’m so thankful that I had this opportunity.” Buhr did a wonderful job as a cast captain and was an excellent role model for the JV play. 

 The plot of the show was fun, but many cast members most looked forward to spending time with their castmates throughout rehearsals and performances. Carlson remarked, “The people in the show were definitely my favorite part. Being in a cast of mostly underclassmen gave me a great opportunity to meet and get to know a lot of great people and strengthen my relationship with my close upperclassmen friends in the show.” Engelhard agreed, saying, “It was fun because I’m close friends with all of the freshmen and most of the sophomores. I also got to meet some of the upperclassmen, and that was really exciting.” Buhr chimed in as well, stating, “One of my favorite things about this show was the friendships that I made and I am truly thankful for these connections. I met so many wonderful people I am glad to call my friends and some of my old relationships were made stronger.” 

Overall, Squirrel Girl Goes to College was a heartwarming show featuring a cast that love what they do and the people that they do it with.