TROY -- The Troy High School drama department will present “Shakespeare in Love” at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the high school.
The play tells the story of a young Will Shakespeare, who is plagued by writer’s block. He needs some inspiration for the play he hopes will launch him into stardom, “Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter.” He finds his muse in Viola, the Earl’s daughter, who wants one unattainable thing ... to be an actor.
This is the first time any theater company in Ohio, professional or student, will be performing “Shakespeare in Love.” Troy High School also will become just the second high school in the nation to perform the play.
This play is based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, which was adapted from the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. It was adapted for stage by Lee Hall, with music by Paddy Cunneen.
Troy High School’s company includes: Brandon Allen (as Ned Allyn), Colleen Watkins (Nurse), Loretta Ansley (Frees), P.J. Glover (Tilney), Griffin Johnson (Wessex), Angie Rice (Viola/Thomas Kent), Maggie Snee (Queen Elizabeth I), AnnMarie Palombi (Sam), Erin Bruce (Richard Burbage), Kayly Gagel (Henslowe), Gabe Wolf (John Webster), Abigail Van Hook (Robin), Victoria Glover (Fennyman), James Craft (Kit Marlowe), Savannah Swanson (Adam), Conner Watkins (Ralph), Amanda Goodwin (Wabash), Jessica Loy (Nol), Gabriel Shelton (Will Shakespeare) and Ollie Hampshire (Spot).
The crew includes: Allison Barnthouse (stage manager), Victoria Van Hook (assistant stage manager), David Vance (sound), Reyna Bonneet (sound), Emily Maloney (lights), Mackenzie Perkins (stage crew), Ariana Summer (stage crew), Noah Palombi (stage crew), Camille Scribner (stage crew) and Bethany Krimm (stage crew/props).
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