Shakespeare Interrupted - April 12 - April 14, 2024

ADM High School


Prologue: "To Be, or not To Be" Would Be the Question


Scene One: "Suspencer"

Romeo & Juliet: Romeo follows his heart in the dark of night to Juliet's balcony after their first meeting, but along comes Spencer with a special delivery with which Romeo may not be able to compete.


Scene Two: "The Ides of March is a Great Time for a Surprise Party"

Julius Caesar: The conspirators have committed to an uprising against Caesar, but his BFF thinks they are orchestrating a different kind of surprise for the famous ruler of Rome--whose birthday it certainly isn't.


Scene Three: "The Ghost of Hamlet's Father and the Lost Party Guest"

Hamlet: Hamlet joins the watchmen and awaits the moment he can confront his father's ghost, who will prompt him to begin his dark quest toward revenge, but someone else is out late this fateful eve on a simpler quest to have a good time.


Scene Four: "Kidz Bop Macbeth"

Macbeth: With its dark prophecies, betrayals, murders, and journeys into the dark corners of Macbeth's mind, the story of Macbeth isn't for the faint of heart. Turns out, it isn't for "Karen" either. 


Scene Five: "Dr. Phil(ostrate)"

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Egeus has a plan for his strong-willed daughter, Hermia, but her heart has gone off his script. Since Egeus knows nothing of compromise, Dr. Phil tries to "learn him" something new. 


Scene Six: "The Taming of the Shrew with Dr. Words"

The Taming of the Shrew: The shrew which is to be tamed would be Katherine, and Petruchio believes he can rise to the challenge equipped with pretty words and manipulation. Sound complicated? It is. Luckily for you, lowly audience member, Dr. Words is here to translate and accentuate. (But NOT detract.)


Scene Seven: "Romeo Revisited"

Romeo & Juliet: Spencer's meddling cannot go unanswered and may become the common ground which at last allows the Montagues and Capulets to make amends, but all hope is lost in that fateful moment when Romeo slays Mercutio and once again finds the street-smart Spencer steals another ally just as he stole Juliet. 


Epilogue: "Heck Hath no Fury like a Shakspeare Scorned"

And what would Shakespeare think about all this? Perhaps you'll be as surprised as we were. 




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