By John Finnell ‘22

The Brother Rice Drama Club is back at last, preparing for their next show, a live performance of the timeless classic “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.” After the cancellation and comeback of last year’s show, the Drama Club is once again under threat of cancellation.

This time, COVID-19 is not to blame for the Drama Club’s troubles. Plenty of precautions have been taken to keep things safe, both for practice and the show. No, the problem this time around is much simpler; there just aren’t enough members.

Though the show has been in production for months, there just aren’t enough actors or crew to put on the show. Taking on such a beloved film as “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is already an ambitious prospect, but even still, it’s going strong. Senior member Dana Alexander said, “We’re still working things out, but we’re right where we want to be.”

It falls to the club to do some recruiting to get back on track. According to moderator Mr. John Rolence, “The best thing for the club is to actively show up and actively recruit.” Even now, more and more students are joining up, and discovering the joys of the show.

Despite these setbacks, production is moving on, and completion grows ever closer. Great strides are being made in all aspects to make this year just as much of a success as the last.

Mr. Rolence seems to agree that this is the core of the Drama Club: “Starting something from the beginning and seeing it through to fruition; what is now only ideas will turn into a full scale production.”

So, we now take this time to talk to you, dear reader. Whether you are a student or not, you might be just the person this show needs to achieve greatness. If you know someone who might be interested, let them know. If you are a student, drop by; practices are most often Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We hope to see you there!