QRU? Sahana Arkalgud


Junior Sahana Arkalgud will participate in “Leading Ladies” as part of the theater department’s fall play. The performances will be held on Thursday Nov. 21 until Saturday Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

How long have you been involved with theater? What has been your favorite part about the class?

This is my fifth year in a Theater Arts department. I did theater at Rachel Carson Middle School for two years and now this is my third year in the South Lakes theater department. My favorite part about the class is how close it makes you with everyone in it. This year our class is a mix of juniors and seniors. In the beginning of the year, I did not know most of the seniors. Now, just two months into the school year, I have gotten much closer to many of them. I consider theater as my home away from home. Literally, if I am not home, I am probably doing something for theater.

What is “Leading Ladies” about? Who is your character?

Leading Ladies is about two guys, played by seniors Mark Lawson and Stanley Payne, who dress up as women to pose as Aunt Florence’s long lost nieces in order to get her money. I play a tango dancer in the party scene.

What are you looking forward to the most for this play?

I am only in two out of the four shoes so I am oddly enough looking forward to watching the play. It is really funny especially for a high school crowd and I feel like this is the most prepared we have been for a show since I have been here. I am really looking forward to watching this show opening night.

What has been the most difficult aspect of putting on this year’s performance?

I think the most challenging thing about putting on this production was managing time between school and the show. A lot of the cast is comprised of juniors and juniors. Many of us are taking multiple IB courses so we are all trying very hard to stay on top of our work while showing up to rehearsal.