If you follow this blog back to the very beginning, you’ll see that the one extra-curricular with which I have stuck throughout law school is the legal follies. 1L year I was on the cast and was challenged to step up and embrace the intense spring semester rehearsal schedule. 2L year my plate was very full with my responsibilities to the International Law Journal and the Health Law Association, so I dialed by involvement back to just being on the follies’ stage crew. This year I’ve rejoined the follies cast, and I’m also serving as the show’s producer. Knowing what I would be getting myself into this time, I’ve front-loaded my most difficult classes this year so I won’t feel too overwhelmed this January and February.
This year we’ve been dealing with a number of logistical changes. As producer, I’ve been practicing my financial and leadership skills in working with our directors, the law school, and BU’s Student Activities Organization to find a new venue for our show since the Law Auditorium will be closed this spring. While we’re sad that we won’t perform where we’ve always performed, I am optimistic about our new space, which is in the GSU Conference Auditorium.
I love the follies. We are such a fun group – our whole purpose is to come together and create humor. Our alumni come back year after year to watch and support our performances. We work our butts off spring semester – when we have three hours of rehearsal four days a week for six weeks straight on top of all our classes – but in doing so we become closer. If you like theater or comedy and you’re willing to take on the challenge of our spring rehearsal schedule, I highly recommend trying out for the follies! Joining the follies has added a special community and a great outlet to my law school experience.
As an example of the fun you can look forward to if you join us in the future, this past weekend we had our annual retreat. We drove up to a weekend rental house in Cape Cod and spent the days getting to know each other and come together as a new group by taking part in theater exercises, improv, and writing exercises. We cooked and cleaned together and got to know our four newest cast members. We have a great group this year and I think we can look forward to great show this February – we hope to see you there!