Trip to Broadway Play: West Side Story
On March 12, 2010 the
About fifteen Honors students boarded the train down to Grand Central Station with Professor Walther. Despite the persistent rain and heavy winds that turned umbrellas inside out, we walked the ten blocks to the theater in high spirits, following Professor Walther’s big umbrella that stood out among the city crowds.
Once inside, we were directed to our seats, which happened to be very close to the stage! From the second row I was able to watch the love story of Tony and Maria unfold, and I almost felt as if I were in the story myself.
West Side Story is set in
Although it was distracting to be close enough to see the actors spit when they spoke, they did a great job portraying the struggles that come from gang violence as well as the heartache and secrecy that many interracial couples have had to face. The balance between the action and the love story makes this a play that everyone will enjoy.