Arts

Shakin’ Up Shakespeare

BY ALLIE JESSEE

 

The theatre department at Cary High has continuously shined through fall plays, spring musicals, and monthly improv shows, showcasing laughter and tears with brilliance. As expected, the 2018-2019 season will be no different! With a hilarious spoof of a play, a talented slate of new improv captains, and a heartwarming classic musical that dazzles on stage, Cary’s excellence can only keep growing.

Let’s focus on one show-stopping performance at a time; this autumn’s feature is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. But don’t be fooled by the title–this wacky one-act show has barely any “real” Shakespeare in it! The original cast was only three people who used minimal costumes, audience participation, and frequent improvisation. Totally fun, right? But if you still need to be convinced, there are so many reasons why you should come see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].

The Cary High cast will be ten people with equal amounts of crazy costumes and laugh-out-loud moments. They will not only amaze with their physicality, but also with giant monologues that they’ll spout at break-neck speed! Plus, audience members will have to come up on stage, yell intensely, and make conversation with our crazy cast members. If you’re someone who wants to feel completely immersed in whatever you watch, this is truly the show for you.

Additionally, the cast will actually be performing all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays, so if you really are a Bard buff, you will not be disappointed. But, again, don’t be misled. There are no traces of a traditional Midsummer Night’s Dream or Hamlet–instead, there’s a gender-bended Romeo and Juliet, a legit Old English rap, and a royal football game!

Not only is this comedy for improv enthusiasts and Shakespeare know-it-alls, but also for music and sports fanatics. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] presents a play for everyone, young and old. Come support your more dramatic classmates and get ready for a belly laugh-filled night!

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