By Ricardo Alvarez Jr.
Hell week. The most stressful time for all thespians. Hell week is the final week of rehearsal before opening night; it’s the final week thespians have to make sure the play is perfect. This week is not only stressful for the actors, but for the crew as well; they are trying to make sure they have every prop for the scenes ready and make sure everything backstage runs smoothly and accordingly.
Melissa Munoz ('20) stressing out about having to wear a wig cap for the performance.
All actors deal with the stress very differently some actors like Daniel Ramirez (‘18) say they deal with the stress by “sleeping backstage in the hallway like a little thespian homeless”, others deal with the stress differently like Hannah Rebancos (‘12), she says “we suck it up and rehearse, cry, put on smiles, and pray to the thespian devils” (I’m sure she’s kidding about praying to the thespian devils), but some actors like Kenya Burton (‘18) really do pray, she says she prays every night during hell week, in hopes that the shows run perfectly. As they say in the theater hopefully all goes well and the thespians “break a leg”.
Daniel Ramirez ('18), Hannah Rebancos ('18), Emily Palsma ('20), taking a nap between scenes being little thespian homeless.