After four years, Mercy senior takes her final bow

After seven shows on cast and one show on stage crew, the curtain closes on senior Edie Jones’ acting career in Mercy’s theater program.

Jones first got involved in acting through the Marquis Theater in downtown Northville when she was in third grade. The Marquis Theater is a children’s theater which offers programs throughout the year where kids can learn how to act and the basics of putting on a show through creative theater games and improvisation.

“[Acting at the Marquis] was a lot of fun and a good experience to have because it got me into theater,” said Jones. “Coming to Mercy, theater was more organized and professional, and we put on very polished shows.”

Out of everything that Jones has participated in at Mercy, theater has been her favorite.

“The people are one of my favorite parts [of being involved in theater],” said Jones. “It’s a lot of fun to meet a ton of different people and become close with people you wouldn’t normally know.

“The most exciting thing is opening night when the curtain opens and there are so many people in the audience, and it’s such a thrill,” she added. “It’s so much fun performing.”

Although she does not plan on acting in college, Jones will miss being onstage, and the friends and memories she has made. 

“I definitely still want to see shows and be supportive of theater because I love going to see shows,” said Jones. “I still want to be apart of [theater], even if I am not involved.”