Wesleyan’s cast of the fall play, The Canterbury Tales, traveled to Milledgeville where they took second place in the Georgia High School State Theater competition. The Green and Gold staff recently sat down in an interview with sophomore Payton Kaloper who played the Armorer, the Ravished Maiden, and Confidant 3 in The Canterbury Tales. Kaloper said her favorite part of being a part of theater at Wesleyan is, “the people (for sure). I love that we can always goof off and be ourselves with each other. We are such a family.” Kaloper then went on to talk about her and the rest of the cast’s experience in the State theater competition.
The Wesleyan theater team had to compete against seven other schools. Despite the competition, Kaloper said, “We weren’t nervous as a cast because we had ran through it and rehearsed it so many times that we could do it in our sleep. We all felt very confident!”
When asked about what set Wesleyan’s act apart from the other schools competing, Kaloper said, “Wesleyan’s act was more serious than the other acts. Different schools submitted musicals or shows that were more comedic, but, being biased, I feel as if our act was very understandable and it was definitely heart moving.”
After performing their act for the judges, Wesleyan’s The Canterbury Tales got second place in the competition. To describe the cast’s feelings and reaction to the news, Kaloper said, “None of our cast was nervous until the judging panel came back with the results. When they announced our school got second we all jumped out of our seats in excitement! We were all so ecstatic.”