Salem State College
The Show Must Go On
Name one person/place that has made an impact on your life.
The theatre at Holy Name High School has had a huge impact on me. I have been performing there for over 9 years - more than half of my life. I also have been through several ordeals that have made me a stronger person and taught me valuable lessons that I will carry forever.
I have performed over 32 shows on that stage with varying roles, but all under the direction of theh same man, Mr. Richard Booth. Mr. Booth runs a children’s summer theatre camp in the auditorium of the Holy Name High School, where he teaches. I remember going inside the theatre feeling in awe. As I looked up, I saw what seemed to be an endless amount of rows filled with chairs. Each one felt so comfortable and they were a rich shade of red. As I looked up at the stage, I was speechless. It was the largest stage I had ever seen. The lush curtains gently graced the stage. I felt welcomed right off the bat.
Over the years, I helped out more and more with each show, especially once I became a freshman at Holy Name. Mr. Booth knew my name from several years earlier and I was friends with the upperclassmen, which made my fellow freshman look up to me. I tried to help out as much and as often as I could. I ran for many positions in the
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