It’s time for the fall play at Tulpehocken Junior/Senior High School, and this year Shakespeare is center stage, well, sort of. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, Shakespeare Shenanigans will be presented in the auditorium at the school on New Schaefferstown Road. Under the direction of teacher Susan Behm and her assistant director, teacher D. Reid Mosely, 30 or so student actors and crew members have been working on the production since early September.
The first part of the evening will be a series of short skits set in modern times, based on the sonnets of Shakespeare and narrated by The Bard himself, portrayed by sophomore Jacob Grady. The second half of the production is a parody of The Scottish Play (actors are very superstitious about saying the name of the play, especially in a theatre) entitled Mmmbeth. Senior Kristy Schutt will play Lady Mmmbeth, while senior Mark Bailey takes on the persona of Mmmbeth. Senior Nathalie Shalters appears in the role of Queen Duncan. While loosely following the plot of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, including murder, witches, prophecies, and plots, the play provides lots of laughs and plot twists to entertain the audience.
Tickets will be available at the door for a different cost for students and adults. The curtain rises both nights at 7:30 p.m.