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"It took a lot initially to get the cast together, to find people with the right vocals, with the appropriate music experience," Holbrook said. "Then it took getting people together for practices and learning the lines and getting them the scripts...but overall it's been a really, really cool experience, getting to know the cast."

December 1, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen

When Brianna Holbrook first saw the play, "The Price of Freedom," she felt a deep gratitude to those men and women who have served to defend freedom.

"It was really, really touching for me," Brianna Holbrook, a junior at Rigby High School told BYU-Idaho Radio. "It felt really personal, the message, and it talks a lot about sacrifice and it gives you a really intimate look at what it was like for the characters. For the mother who stayed home and had her sons write and said they weren't coming home. It really, it gives you a really intimate picture and it really just touched my heart."

But, putting on such a production, especially amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday planning and end of year plans, isn't easy. Holbrook says she had to select actors, plan rehearsals and finally, host the show. 

"It took a lot initially to get the cast together, to find people with the right vocals, with the appropriate music experience," Holbrook said. "Then it took getting people together for practices and learning the lines and getting them the scripts...but overall it's been a really, really cool experience, getting to know the cast."

The play debuted on Monday, December 4. 

You can listen to the full interview below.