'Jersey Shore' Meets Shakespeare in High School's Spring Play
"Jersey Shore" meets Shakespeare at Harrison High School this April as the Theatre Department presents its spring play!
Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story is set into motion by the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey (Donovan Walters) to his beautiful and self-possessed fiance (Jenna Wilson), the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes (Dalton Harris, Addie Jones, Rylee Fast, Nic Prpish), a lively crew of fairies (Kaci Flower, Gabriella Paradiso, Katey Sims, Sophia Wilson, Ashlee Piske, Jamila Knieff, Ethan Littleon, Jude Bilbee), and the staff of the local beauty salon (Lena Rocole, Faith Nix, Tori Hudson, Mysteri Cotton, run by Patti Quince (Stella Miles/Serena Bolonsky) and Stylist Nikki Bottom (Zach Jimerson).
The night takes a magical, mayhem-filled turn when Oberon (Caleb Lord/Will Seigal) — angered by his wife, Titania (Maycee Horner/Laken Rudelis), who refuses to buy him a muscle car for his birthday — and the impish Puck (Joe Claus) arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love-potion-filled flower and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.
With a weary principal (Addie Dale), conniving Justine (Natalie Sims), her poor husband, Rufus (Liam Dupre), and an airheaded assistant (Tylar Madison) along for the ride, and a slew of mischievous fairies (Landon McKellep, Dakota Furr, Jasmine Hopkins, Zach Krezinski-Hester, Bentley Martin, Chasity Price, Emma McSpadden) mucking up the works, this rollicking comedy is sure to make you think of the Bard a little differently.
All shows will take place in the High School Performing Arts Center. General seating tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. No reserved seating is available.
Thursday, April 9 — 7 p.m. Friday, April 10 — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11 — 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 17 — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 — 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19 — 1 p.m. Friday, April 24 — 1 p.m. (Exclusively for Harrison School District students)