So who remembers watching Danny DeVito in the movie Renaissance Man trying to make Hamlet appeal to a bunch of young kids who couldn't pass their basic entry test to get into the US Army? What about Leo DiCaprio playing Romeo in Romeo and Juliet? Now, a bit of modern life has come along to spin a twist into another Shakespeare classic, and the Parkville Knight Players are the perfect folks to show you how hilarious Shakespeare is meant to be.
A few years ago, Theatre I and Theatre II was offered at Parkville High School as elective classes for those aspiring to become actors and actresses. Due to a number of factors, those classes are no longer offered at the school. So, cue Mr. Steve Devorah and Mrs. Lisa Moose in the roles of after-school club leaders of the Parkville Knight Players. Dedicated teachers by school-day, they play perhaps the roles of a lifetime in the after-school hours, while they coach, direct, instruct, and demonstrate to a group of students who might have taken theatre classes, how to live their roles. Voice projection, enunciation, emotive speach, and more have culminated in the Parkville Knight Players bringing you Ken Ludwig's "A Midsummer's Jersey".
"A Misummer's Jersey" blends Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with MTV's "Jersey Shore" to create a hilarious, contemporary spin on a classic play. Imagine, 6 beauticians getting married, some faerie running around the Jersey Shore Boardwalk with a love potion, and the Governor of New Jersey also staging a wedding himself! This play was first seen at a Fairfax County High School in 2011 where it got rave reviews by the Washington Post. Now it is Parkville's turn.
You won't be able to review it if you don't come see it. We can promise you laughter, hilarity, and a fun night out, but you have to actually come to Parkville High School on either Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday night, and watch these talented kids perform in order to be able to say you saw one of the funniest high school plays off broadway!
Show times are: Wednesday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14 (Valentine's Day) at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are only $5.00 at the door!