This weekend, ENCORE!, the theatre company at GCHS, competed at IHSA Drama & Group Interpretation sectionals. The Group Interpretation of “Every Day” by David Levithan, took second place, which qualified them to advance to the state competition this coming weekend in Peoria. This is a first in District 127 history, as this is only our 4th year competing in the state series.
There will be a State Send-Off performance on Wednesday, March 20, at 7pm in the Grayslake Central theatre.
Members of the Group Interpretation include seniors Ian Cummisford, Jake Gately, Kamrin Gustave, Lina Ishamuddin, and Grace Park, juniors Derrick Gehring, Ben Robins, Jennica Sajor, and Lindzi Stur, sophomores Mikayla Blum and Madeleine Steffen, and freshmen Amanda Barry, Lily Bassett, Cari Nelson, and Rae Villarreal. Additionally, there are 38 crew members who will be working behind the scenes to ensure a successful performance for the cast.
Finally, 7 students earned a place on the All-Sectional cast for either Contest Play or Group Interpretation: seniors Ian Cummisford, Jake Gately, Lina Ishamuddin, Sean Lambie, Emmah Pirie, and Andy Taylor, and junior Jennica Sajor.