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A Midsummer’s Night

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This fall, students will enjoy the Shakespearean production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story is about mistaken love and identity in a world where those in power will stop at nothing to get what they want, and those put in charge make hilarious mis- takes. Puck, Helena, Demetrius, Lysander and Hermia are memorable characters.

 

Remember how great last year’s theater productions were? Chances?=The Putnam County Spelling Bee? Well get ready for more. This fall’s play will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespearean play. Just this past summer, Ms. Janis spent three long weeks working at The Globe Theatre in London. Ms. Janis says, “I performed a slightly shortened version of Macbeth. The entire production was at midnight and it lasted about an hour and a half. I played one of four

Ms. Janis says, “I performed a slightly shortened version of Macbeth. The entire production was at midnight and it lasted about an hour and a half. I played one of four Macbeths in front of an audience of several hundred.” Ms. Janis used to have students perform a Shakespearean play every other year. This fall, she especially wants to put everything she learned at The Globe into practice. Student actors/actresses have been selected based on these criteria: Student actors need= to be strong. They need to be confident in themselves, and willing to take risks. They should be creative and put vocal variety into their characters. Sometimes the actors/actresses are picked based on their physical features, but personality counts most. Ms. Janis also looks for a certain amount of courage, ability to take direction, and flexible schedule. Ms. Janis is always looking for more people to audition. Anyone interested in auditioning for the spring play

Ms. Janis used to have students perform a Shakespearean play every other year. This fall, she especially wants to put everything she learned at The Globe into practice. Student actors/actresses have been selected based on these criteria: Student actors need to be strong. They need to be confident in themselves, and willing to take risks. They should be creative and put vocal variety into their characters. Sometimes the actors/actresses are picked based on their physical features, but personality counts most. Ms. Janis also looks for a certain amount of courage, ability to take direction, and flexible schedule. Ms. Janis is always looking for more people to audition. Anyone interested in auditioning for the spring play are welcome to see her even now. For A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the setting will be flowery, pretty, and almost forest like. Ms. Janis says, “It will be set in the 1960s, hippy-style.” Students say they think participating in For A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the setting will be flowery, pretty, and almost forest like. Ms. Janis says, “It will be set in the 1960s, hippy-style.” Students say they think participating in

For A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the setting will be flowery, pretty, and almost forest like. Ms. Janis says, “It will be set in the 1960s, hippy-style.” Students say they think participating in For A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the setting will be flowery, pretty, and almost forest like. Ms. Janis says, “It will be set in the 1960s, hippy-style.” Students say they think participating in this kind of Shakespearian play will be a challenging and great experience.

There was an enormous audience last year, Saturday night’s showing of The Putnam County Spelling Bee topped the thearter’s maximum capacity. Ms. Janis says, “With luck and publicity, yes we hope there will big a big audience.”

Auditions are finalized. Prac- tice will be every weekday for about two hours. The play will be run from December 9-12. The play will be at 8:00 P.M. on 12-9 and 12-10, 8:30 P.M, on12-11, and 2:00 P.M. on 12-12. There will be no additional seat-
ing. Tickets will be on sale soon!