Students stun with Shakespeare

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Students stun with Shakespeare

Junior Austin Wyatt delivers his lines as Petruchio in the production of Taming of the Shrew Nov. 20-22.

Junior Austin Wyatt delivers his lines as Petruchio in the production of Taming of the Shrew Nov. 20-22.

Eryn Schrock

Junior Austin Wyatt delivers his lines as Petruchio in the production of Taming of the Shrew Nov. 20-22.

Eryn Schrock

Eryn Schrock

Junior Austin Wyatt delivers his lines as Petruchio in the production of Taming of the Shrew Nov. 20-22.

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Drama students are performing The Taming of the Shrew Nov. 20-22.

“Borrowing from the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of the American Wild West era, our production of The Taming of the Shrew has been set in the fictional town of Padua City, Nevada, where the local saloon owner, Madame Baptista, lives with her two very opposite daughters,” JoJo Nichols, Director and theatre teacher, said.

Katherine is played by Jeanette Morris, Bianca by Holly Harper and Samantha Sabio, and Lucentio by Jeremiah Rankin.

“My favorite scene is in act four, scene one, where Petruchio is being a jerk to the others,” senior Rett Parker said.

Parker plays Hortensio, who is one of Bianca’s suitors at the beginning of the play. Because Bianca, the gentler and quieter sister, is not allowed to be courted until her older sister Katherine, a sharp-tongued and hostile young lady, is married, Hortensio directs Petruchio to Kate, and then disguises himself as a tutor so he can be in Bianca’s presence more often.

“For me, acting is all about immersing yourself into your character’s lives, thoughts, and experiences,” junior Austin Wyatt, who plays Petruchio, said. “Developing a character and bringing it to life on stage are my favorite parts of performing.

This high-energy play is expected to help viewers feel more comfortable and open-minded to Shakespeare. In addition, many of the English teachers are offering extra credit for attending.

The play is being held at the Broken Arrow PAC at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-22 Tickets, which cost only $8, are available at the PAC box office nightly beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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