What do cell phones, a cooking show, a rap song, a Scottish knight who wants to be a pirate, and Vladimir Putin all have in common? Easy …
they are the latest means of translating or updating William Shakespeare’s plays into modern times and modern themes. Shakespeare has often been called a man for all ages; well, this adaption of his work, presented by The Reduced Baker High School Acting Company, proves that claim.
Students have been hard at work for the last month, re-writing lines, creating rap songs, and generally having a great time at the expense of William Shakespeare as they prepare for their grand presentation. The evening will feature the comedic talents of Dustan Davis – senior and state champion in humorous duo; Jase Rost – senior and state champion in humorous duo; Brianna Rambur – senior and two time state champion in serious duo; Olivia Mahon – junior and two time state champion in serious duo; Isaac Rost – sophomore and state champion in classical duo; Taiken Goerndt – sophomore and state semi-finalist in classical duo; Megan Greiff – sophomore and state semi-finalist in classical duo; Jaden Miller – sophomore and state champion in original oratory; Taylyn Dukart – freshman and state competitor in LD Debate; Tannon Dukart – freshman and state competitor in extemporaneous; Bo Rost – freshman and state competitor in classical duo; Morgan Buck – eighth grader and formerly known as “Pong Ping”. As you can see, this is a cast that is full of a great deal of talent and experience and they are ready to show off their latest endeavors. In addition, this will be the very last time you will get a chance to see and enjoy the many talents of our senior performers.
The play is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Longfellow Gymnasium. (FYI – all students will be using cordless mikes to enhance your listening enjoyment! Special thanks to Spencer Losing for his help in this.) Admission costs are $3.00 senior citizens/students, $4.00 adults. Concessions will be available during the intermission.