Neshaminy drama students stage an original play online

A group of Neshaminy High School Drama stu­dents wrapped up their Counterparts in Hope Facebook Live per­for­mance series on May 26 with a unique show. Each week since the Covid-19 clo­sure began in March, the stu­dents have been stag­ing a series of indi­vid­ual per­for­mances online every Tuesday evening. Those per­for­mances quick­ly gained a loy­al fol­low­ing.

One of the Neshaminy dra­ma seniors, Erin McGinniss, wrote a one-act play called Inoperable. Over the course of a month, the stu­dents held audi­tions and then rehearsals on Zoom. The show had a cast of nine. The show was filmed on Zoom, and senior Emma Menzel edit­ed it. The show made a debut on the Counterparts Facebook page on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 and includ­ed a live talk­back with the cast and crew. The show and inter­view can still be viewed on the Counterparts in Hope Facebook group page.

The group also was invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in a vir­tu­al the­ater fes­ti­val staged by the Bucks County Playhouse. They per­formed selec­tions from this year’s musi­cal, Matilda.