Students present the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Fairies filled the stage of the Little Theatre on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 as students performed Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Director Jon Copeland was unconcerned with the difficulties of doing a Shakespearian play.
“Last year, [the students] did so well with ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I knew they could handle the language [of Shakespeare],” Copeland said. “[I felt] we had enough depth to do Shakespeare [this year].”
Students worked after school up to four nights a week since the last week of January, which is more time than in years past. Copeland said he had to extend the rehearsal schedule to create more time to coach the dialogue.
Copeland thinks that the students did a good job in making the meaning of the dialogue clear.
“[The cast] is really making [the dialogue] understandable,” Copeland said. “Even though the language is difficult, with the way they’re acting, you can understand it.”
Sophomore Miranda Isaacsen, who played a fairy, thought that the show really came together in the last week.
“It was a little sloppy [a couple weeks before the show], but it got a lot better,” Isaacsen said. “It went really, really well. It was a lot of fun.”
Isaacsen has mixed feelings now that the show is over.
“I’m sad, and I wish that we could have done more shows,” Isaacsen said. “At the same time, I’m relieved, because I finally get to have my life back.”