Shakespeare Medley to debut Wednesday
November 30, 2010
The Winter Park Christian School’s humanities class is performing a school play, “Much Ado About Will – A Celebration of the Words of Shakespeare,” at 7 p.m., Dec. 1-2 at Young Life’s Crooked Creek Ranch.
Twelve students from freshmen to seniors of Stephanie Miller’s humanities class are preparing a “Shakespeare Medley.” The students will be playing multiple parts of Shakespeare’s plays.
“The play is meant to be a celebration of the words of the great bard. We are performing several of his most famous scenes, including Henry V, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, to name a few,” said the Humanities/Literature teacher.
“Throughout the production are also scenes, which include select lines from a variety of his plays, all unified under a particular theme (love, theater, advice…),” Miller said. “The hilarious ‘play within a play’ scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream will open and close our presentation.”
The students are trying to raise money to cover next year’s high school retreat in Washington D.C. In order to raise the money, the class is preparing hors d’oeuvres and desserts for the opening night.
On the opening night of the play, the class is offering dinner before the show and then dessert during the intermission. The cost for hors d’oeuvres, performance and dessert is $15, Thursday night only. The next night, they are offering dessert during the intermission. The cost for entrance to the performance and dessert is $10, for both Wednesday or Thursday nights. The suggested general admission into the play is $5.
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The students have been busy preparing for the show. They express their enthusiasm:
“The play is coming along well. I enjoy the Shakespearean language and there are some really funny parts. It will make you laugh,” said freshman Brianna Beckerle.
“The finale is my favorite part. It’s an excellent ‘wrap-up’ to the play and it ends everything on a light note,” said freshman Jacob Magee.
“I like how it incorporates many different Shakespeare plays. There’s something for everyone,” said sophomore Luke Barrett.
“I appreciate how the production flows together, giving the audience the full flavor of Shakespeare at his best,” said junior Katelyn Swope.
They invite everyone to come and support Winter Park Christian School.