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Theater Club Brings Shakespearean Play To Venice

Seann Paris Alib
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Venice’s Theater Department is producing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this fall, which will be directed by English teacher Bianca Andrews. 

Directing Shakespeare is both exciting and challenging, Andrews said. 

“The words lend themselves to the creation of such an amazing universe, and there’s such a tradition attached to the play itself because it’s been done so many ways.”  she said. “The language is a barrier for not only the actors, but a lot of the audience and so we have to find a way to take time to really understand the words in the piece.”

Junior Willow Coder will be playing the role of Nick Bottom, a character who actually plays an actor performing in a play. 

“He’s a very eccentric, annoying theater kid who is really into it, but he’s really bad at it, but thinks he’s really good at it,” she said. “So it’s the perfect role for me.”

Coder likes being in the theater program here. 

“Honestly I think what I enjoy most is just playing a character on stage” she said.  

Junior Myco Gibson, meanwhile, is playing King Oberon the Fairy King. 

“He’s a manipulator, an abusive husband, just an overall bad person,” they said. 

Gibson appreciates the overall atmosphere of working on a play. 

“I like all the people I meet here and I like acting,” they said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

If you are interested in acting or helping in the production of the play Andrews said that “the more the merrier.”

“I think it’s what Shakespeare would say,” she said. 

According to the school website, the play is expected to be performed on November 2 to November 4.

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