Interactive performance comes to GRB


G. Ray Bodley High School students became a part of a recent Merry-Go-Round Playhouse performance as actors invited them on stage and asked the audience their opinions on how the “Girl Who” story should continue.
 
As students in grades nine through 12 entered the auditorium they were asked to choose life or death, but were not given a reason why. Each response was recorded with a tally mark on a suitcase, which were then brought on stage. The interactive show followed the story of a girl named Anna who lost her parents and, when at a crossroads, always had to make a choice.
 
During those moments the actors asked the audience members their opinions and the group collectively voted on which choice to make for Anna, while some students were selected to perform small tasks on stage to help Anna decide a course of action. Some of those challenges included students playing tic tac toe, arm wrestling and hitting a target with a Nerf gun.
 
The fun show concluded with Anna being the “Girl Who Lived,” on her journey as 28 students voted in the beginning for a character to live, while 25 voted for a character to die.
 
Students left the show with the idea in mind that they always have a choice to make and the right ones may lead to better outcomes.


GRB freshman Makayla Nolin, far right, participates in a game of
tic tac toe during a Merry-Go-Round Playhouse performance of
“Girl Who” to help decide which course of action a character must take.