Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream hits the stage

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream hits the stage

By Miranda Snyder

Seniors Brayton Young, Drew Smith, junior Allison Mackey and sophomore Olivia Phillips run through the show on Thursday, May 3.

Josh Duden, news editor

The spring play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will begin tonight, Friday, May 4 and run through Saturday, May 5 with both shows starting at 7 p.m. This is the first Shakespearian play ever attempted at the school.

Director Jon Copeland said the old English brings new difficulties for the students to overcome.

“The language has been a challenge,” Copeland said. “You have to be sure each actor knows exactly what they mean when they say each phrase of each monologue so that they can convey it powerfully and effectively to the audience.”

With over two months of preparation for the show, Copeland said the audience can appreciate the laughs the performance provides.

“The audience can most look forward to the comedy,” Copeland said. “This play is a lot of fun to perform and to watch. I enjoy every rehearsal because I get to be the audience every night for high energy performances.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. both show nights and tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students with their student I.D. Sophomore Madison Plouvier urges the community members to come support the production.

“It is a fun show with lots of laughs,” Plouvier said. “Just because it is a Shakespeare show shouldn’t stop you from coming, it’ll be great.”

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