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Plagiarizing Shakespeare

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff

Plagiarizing Shakespeare is a humorous and energetic play, constructed by the drama coordinator Mr. Lee, and students across the Kennedy campus willing to participate.  A small cast will present the play on only two dates, June 2nd & 3rd in the Little Theater.

The play is a parody of classics by Shakespeare. Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Hamlet will all be mashed together to give students a representation of comedic attitude, audience participation and a frenetic pacing, making the performance an enjoyable experience for everyone.

President Emily Carter, 10, is very happy with the work of this year’s play, and feels the content that the students have been working on is impressive.

“I think this play is a well put-together, light-hearted version of the classic Shakespeare plays, that will set a high standard for future productions at Kennedy,” Carter stated.

Despite having a small cast of eight students, all of them are drama club members who have been putting in full effort in order to ensure this year’s production is a hit. Their skill level wowed Mr. Lee greatly, and he is very excited to work with the students in the future.

In the upcoming school year, students in the drama club will be working on the productions of An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe, Romeo and Juliet, and Little Shop of Horrors. Students as well as Mr. Lee are thrilled to be presenting these plays next school year.

“Drama is very useful in controlling your emotions. You become accustomed to deciding what face you present to the world,” Mr. Lee explains, telling his favorite thing about teaching students drama.

Performances of Plagiarizing Shakespeare will be held on Friday, June 2nd at 5:30pm as well as Saturday, June 3rd at 12:30pm and 5:30pm in Kennedy’s little theater. General admission is $4.00, $3.00 with ASB card. Come support the drama club and enjoy their performance of this humorous play by a dude named Shakespeare.

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