A DRAMAtic Entrance: 20 Questions with Play Production’s Angela Jeong

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Alexis Alexander

Senior Angela Jeong, lead of Play Production’s Phantom of the Soap Opera, photographed in the Drama Room. Jeong and Play Pro will perform for the first time this fall at the Oct. 21 and 22 performances of the murder mystery.

Angela Jeong, senior, and three-year member of Play Production, BOHS’s advanced drama course, is ready to solve a murder mystery as the lead in Drama’s first production of the fall, Phantom of the Soap Opera.

The Wildcat asked Jeong about Phantom of the Soap Opera, her experiences in Play Production, and her acting inspirations.


1. Why did you join Play Production? 

I joined Play Production because I’ve been doing drama for the past three years at [BOHS], and I always have so much fun, and it’s a passion and hobby of mine. [The] people in the classroom also just make it really fun.

2. What is your favorite part about being in Play Pro?

My favorite part is just talking to a lot of the people and making relationships with everyone. Also, performing is so much fun with everyone as well.

3. What is the title of your first show?

Phantom of the Soap Opera

4. What is the play about? 

It’s basically about a group of people putting on a production, but a bunch of murders [occur]. So, it’s like a murder mystery. Everyone on set is solving what’s happening and they’re trying to finish taping the show because it’s a competition with other shows going on.

5. Has COVID-19 affected the production of the show?

COVID-19 didn’t affect a lot for the show, just wearing masks. A lot of us don’t want to wear a mask, but we just need to project a lot [to be heard]. 

6. What are you most excited for people to see in the show?

I’m excited for people to watch and solve who the murderer is, because every time we do a murder mystery, it’s always really fun to watch people react to [what’s happening on stage]. 

7. What do you do as a cast to prepare for the show? 

We rehearse every day in class. We do a lot of character analysis, and we talk to each other to make it easier for all of us to engage, [which] makes the show come together. It’s just mainly communication and practice.

8. Do you have any Play Pro traditions?

One thing we do before a show is we link pinkies [as] a good luck thing.

9. Do you have any personal acting superstitions?

No, I don’t. 

10. What is your favorite school-produced play that you have performed in?

Murder Runs in the Family, another murder mystery that we did two years ago.

11. What is your favorite role that you have played?  

My favorite role is from that same play — her name is Kathleen and she was a twin.

12. Who is your acting inspiration? 

I have a lot of acting inspirations, especially from the movie industry, like Florence Pugh [and] Emma Watson.

13. What is your favorite movie? 

Little Women

14. What is your favorite play?

Hamilton

15. Who is your favorite actor? 

Florence Pugh

16. If you could be in any movie, what would it be, and who would you play?

A Marvel movie — either the sister in Shang-Chi, or Yelena or Natasha in Black Widow

17. What’s the most rewarding part of being in Play Pro?

Just everything about the whole class; it’s just a lot of fun and everything about it is rewarding.

18. What is the most challenging part of being in Play Pro?

The most challenging part is always trying my best to get the role down or just putting myself forward as much as I can. It’s just hard when it comes to mentality.

19. What is your favorite Play Production memory?

My favorite Play Production memories are some of the mess-ups on stage during the shows. My first year in Drama, we had to improvise someone forgetting their chair on stage and I thought it was really funny.

20. What are your post-high school plans? 

I am definitely going to go somewhere in the arts, whether it’s visual arts or performing arts.


Phantom of the Soap Opera opens on October 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC, and wraps on October 22 at 3:30 p.m.