The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Review

Updated: Aug 11, 2019

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon was a spectacular play performed by ESHS Drama cast and directed by Mr. Glenn Sidwell. Students rehearsed for hours for two months, sacrificing friendships, good grades, clear skin, and many nights of sleep. Before opening night students were nervous, but filled with excitement so people other than Mr. Sidwell and Miss Angelica Roque could enjoy their performance. Students claimed the play was intriguing and more exciting than previous ESHS plays. Some students did admit the show felt strange in a few areas, but there’s a reason for that. The play was written by award winning playwright, Don Zolidis, a former high school teacher and father, so it kind of explains the humor. I mean, if your father wrote a play, don’t you think he would throw in an endless amount of cheesy dad jokes? And if you’ve ever met Mr. Sidwell or Ms. Gerber then you know a teacher’s sense of humor isn’t up to par with high schooler in 2018. Most scenes in the play may have come off as quite strange, but still could be enjoyed by many and received a plethora of laughs and chuckles. Personally, if I had to sit through two months of long and tedious rehearsals, I would do it all over again because this was by far the best play ESHS has put on in years.

“I just wanna be a crab person.That’s all I wanna do.” - Allie Barnett, Narrator 1 in The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

“I am stressed.” - Kim, Audience Member (and every cast member, the week of the show)

Written by Brooke “Queen B” Papillion


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