By Nick Sestanovich
As one player exits the stage of Benicia High School’s drama department, a new one emerges. Nathan Day is ready to demonstrate that the show must go on.Day is the new head of Benicia High’s theater department, and he is taking the reins from Christine Mani, who recently left Benicia High to become a full-time theater instructor at Solano Community College. Some might view this as a difficult transition for students who had worked with Mani the previous year, but Day says they have been very welcoming.
“There’s been a lot of enthusiasm,” he said. “Any time you’re going to a new campus, it’s difficult but when you’re taking over a program where you’ve got kids involved in that program for all four years and they’ve been a part of it and had this great teacher in Ms. Mani, there’s always that nervousness of ‘What’s their reaction going to be?’ But it’s been great. There was excitement, not fear and dread.”