What if William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss collaborated on a project? The result would be zany entertainment that is both funny and educational.
What if William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss collaborated on a project? The result would be zany entertainment that is both funny and educational. The CHS Drama Department brings to life one such show on March 17-18 in the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. The Seussification of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Peter Bloedel features a cast of 20 who play out the plot-within-a-plot hilarity. “This is a real break from the shows we normally do,” says Lisa Rule, drama teacher at CHS. “We did the Seussification of Romeo & Juliet a few years ago, but that was a short play in a night of one-acts. This is a longer play, so you really soak up the Shakespeare while laughing at the Seuss.” Rule went on to say that the show uses narrators, a blank stage, bicycles, and vintage costumes--mostly formals from the 1970s. The show will run about 80 minutes plus a short intermission and is family-friendly. Show times are Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults at the door. Children will be admitted for free. The Cast: Narrators: Anna Shackelford and Hannah Sherrow. Hippolyta: Maddie Spath. Theseus: Cade Koehly. Philostrate: Noah Crowe. Egeus: Dimitri Dickerson. Hermia: Rylee Miller. Lysander: Brett Shaffer. Demetrius: Trace Staton. Helena: Lexei Dickerson. Quince: Will Kieffer. Bottom: Colten Johnson. Flute: Ethan Corbin. Snout: Lavery Jones. Puck: Jake Chapman. Oberon: Gunnar Young. Titania: Jessica Brade. Fairies: Catey Trout, Kaylee Lewis, and Callaway Chapman.