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`Bus Stop’ a curtain call for departing seniors

Leah Silvieus

It’s the tragedy of being a senior. I don’t know about everyone else, but I find myself mentally counting the “lasts” – my last homecoming as a student at Rifle High School, my last mid-term test (okay, so some “lasts” aren’t that bad) and this past weekend, my last role in a high school play.

Through our difficulties and victories, the RHS theater department performed “Bus Stop,” a comedy by William Inge. We laughed, we cried, but we stuck together to get the job done.

It was difficult for the five seniors to say goodbye to the RHS stage where we basically grew up, learning about ourselves, about others and about our passion for theater. Our last performance seemed like a last attempt to grasp onto the teenage experience, and I think that all seniors feel that in some way or another.

Everyone wants to hold on just a little longer before grabbing that cap and gown and heading down the football field at graduation.

“Bus Stop” was a great way to end a great senior year. Many thanks go to the people who made it all possible.

A big shout out goes to our director, Scott Winter; our student director, Sarah Gallagher; and our stage manager, Laura Barnes.

Look for spotlights on the seniors from “Bus Stop” in the Blue and Gold Gazette next week!

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