'So I Thought' is a smart comedy and a tragedy, and an original play
By APRIL GUILMET
Union Leader Correspondent | April 16. 2014 9:36PM
Marc Lussier, a senior at Londonderry High School, will present his original play, “So I Thought,” in Derry tonight. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
An original play by Londonderry High School senior Marc Lussier aims to answer that very question.
Lussier’s play, “So I Thought,” will be performed at Adams Memorial Opera House in Derry tonight, during the second act of LHS Theatre Night.
Both acts represent an entire year’s worth of planning, writing and imagining, Lussier said during a rehearsal earlier this week.
The elective senior service project program allows students to pursue a topic or idea of their choice throughout their senior year, under the guidance of a staff mentor.
Lussier said he found inspiration for his play script during dozens of interviews with fellow students.
“I learned a lot about what makes a good director,” said Lussier, who will study educational theater this fall at NYU.
Lussier said he’s hoping to reach out to young actors who might otherwise go unnoticed.
“After the spring musical passes by, interest seems to dwindle in the drama program,” he added. “There are also plenty of students who like acting, but aren’t too fond of being in a musical. This way there’s something for everyone.”
“He approached me with this idea around this time last year,” Paone said. “I could really relate to the project because I didn’t do musicals in high school but I always loved to act.”
“I’ve already talked to quite a few interested underclassmen,” he said. “And I’ll be happy to help them out in any way I can.”