Senior Liz Risley’s heart thundered in her chest. Each anxiety-ridden step brought her closer to reality. Risley had been waiting for this moment for years.
At the end of the hallway, people crowded around the cast list posted just outside Room 269.
“It was either going to be the walk of shame or victory,” Risley said. “I just couldn’t tell which. Then I saw the cast list, and I freaked out. I always wanted to be Beatrice, but I didn’t go out there expecting to be her.”
Risley scored the lead role in this year’s fall play, “Much Ado About Nothing.”