The Curious Savage: Studio 74 presents fall show


Cheerful music plays in Studio 74 as students prepare for dress rehearsal. Make-up artists help actors with costumes, makeup and hair. Lighting and sound technicians prepare their equipment. Stage crew, stage managers and set designers clean the stage and put together set pieces to set the scene of the play, The Curious Savage. After several weeks of rehearsals, audiences will get to see the final product of the students’ hard work on opening night, Thursday Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.  The other showtimes are Friday Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.





“I like being able to do both the technical and artistic side of theater. This is my first time directing a show, so I’ve been learning a lot and getting good theatrical experience, which has been a lot of fun.”

-Senior Lucy Euler, Co-Director and set designer








“I really like this show because it’s interesting and it’s a critique on society that is pretty relevant today. I really like this show because it’s a comedy. There’s a lot of funny moments and hilarious dialogue in the show.”

-Senior Ishaan Das, Actor








“I’ve found being a stage manager a really rewarding experience. I’ve had a lot of leadership roles and opportunities with this. It’s really nice to be able to be fully in charge of something that I feel so connected to.”

-Senior Isabella Lopez, Stage Manager




Stage crew members sophomores Raaghav, Alexis, Emily work together to assemble a set piece.

“I’ve learned about the amount of work that goes into the show. Just building and painting the set is a huge ordeal.”


“The people you meet by working on this show are amazing, and it has been really fun to interact with them, whether it’s backstage or during dinner.”


“We spent a lot of time on this, so I’m excited to see how people react to what we have put together.”

-Emily Tao

“This show has taught me that there’s no such thing as a small role. On this show, I really started to realize how impactful a role can be. Roles hold a lot of impact and influence the people around you and the setting. I think that’s something very beautiful because you are given so much power and freedom to create your character, but at the same time, you’re restricted by the script. That’s all what acting is about: making choices and reacting to your surroundings.”

-Junior Mohini Adkar, Actor


Junior Sonali Mbouombouo puts makeup on sophomore actress.




“This is my first time as an actor in Studio 74, and it’s been an amazing experience because I’ve gotten to learn a lot and work with new people.”

-Sophomore actress








“I’m meeting upperclassmen for the first time, and I’m intrigued by how they think and how much Lynbrook has shaped them.”

-Freshman Joonha Hwang




“It’s my first show here at Lynbrook, and I am so amazed by how hard all the students are working. They are a group of enthusiastic, kind, compassionate people. When you do a show you really bond with the people you work with. I think the important thing that audiences take from The Curious Savage is to have empathy and compassion for people and understanding for why they act the way they do. Another underlying theme is that money is not everything.”

-Drama teacher Naomi Rollins



One of the most crucial, but often unseen piece of equipment for the show: the lighting board, which controls the lights for the stage.


Photos by Michelle Zemylak

Additional reporting by Patricia Wei