"The play is a bizarre and colorful tale of a young boy whose passionate interest in ?Star Wars? gets him into trouble at home and in school (like we all haven?t been there before).
Co-written by Ballou back when he was just ?a young Padawan,? he wrote the play with a friend during their senior year and even had an acting role. Ten years later, Ballou decided it was time to brush the cobwebs off the script and introduced CHS to a healthy dosage of The Force.
?I was considering bringing the play to Campbell for a long time, but had difficulties getting my hands on the old script,? Ballou said. ?I finally contacted my old partner, who was happy to give me a copy.?
As word spread of the possibility of a ?Star Wars? play, geeks around the school (this writer included!) flocked to room 214 for the exciting possibility of being the next Harrison Ford.
?The play definitely drew a much more diverse crowd than the usual students involved in previous drama productions,? Ballou said. ?It definitely didn?t hurt having additional males, as well.?
The truth, indeed. The unavoidable fact that the usual students are featured in the school?s plays each year can?t be denied. However, with the announcement of a ?Star Wars? play, many new faces were seen in the auditorium eager to try out."
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