The Making of Rebel Without A Cause

Students working on the set of 'Rebel Without a Cause'

Lucy Hemingway

Students working on the set of ‘Rebel Without a Cause’

Lucy Hemingway, Writer

This Wednesday and Thursday, Franklin High School’s Drama Club and Franklin Arts Academy (FAA) presented Rebel Without a Cause, a play based off of the movie with the same name.

Many students put in a lot of hard work and dedication to create this production including Haley Goulet and Sarah O’Duggan, both juniors and members of the FAA. As part of their Combined Arts Class, students chose a part of the production they would work on, either set design, costume design, or tech crew. They have continued to work on the production during their class time and after school up until this week.

The process first began with figuring out what theme they would go with to set the scene of the play. Goulet described this as being the most difficult part because it was hard to come up with a theme. “There was a lot of argument on what theme we wanted to do with Rebel,” she stated. Members of the class came up with several themes including grunge, pop art, and trailer park. The end result is a mix of trailer park and grunge, grunge being the more predominant theme.

Here are a few behind the scenes pictures that showcase the hard work and dedication students put into the show:

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As Rebel approached, Goulet and O’Duggan reminisced on their proudest moments. O’Duggan is proud of a window she created while Goulet could not decide: “The wallpaper in Jim’s kitchen, no the fridge, the door handles… I don’t know!”