In the first week of July, the year s2-s4 drama group will again be presenting their talents. Following the successful performance of "Scrooge - A Christmas Carol" in December 2014 (for which the group has been nominated for the Pepper drama prize as "Best Newcomer"), the students will now be performing another classic: "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" by William Shakespeare. As we already know from the older students' drama performances, in this stage play there will also be some scenes in the original language version.
Shipwrecked and just barely escaped with her life, Viola strands on the coast of an unknown country: Illyria, ruled by Duke Orsino, who is courting the beautiful Countess Olivia. However, Olivia rejects Orsino again and again as she is in deep mourning about the death of her brother. Disguised as a man, Viola enters into the service of the Duke. The stranger comes in handy and is quickly made into Orsino's messenger of love. But the Countess still does not want anything to do with him. Instead, she falls hopelessly in love with "Cesario", who is Viola in disguise. Viola in turn has feelings for her master Orsino, who believes she is a man... Olivia's stuck-up steward Malvolio also has romantic feelings for his mistress, making him an easy prey of the other residents' mean pranks. When Violas twin brother Sebastian, believed dead, suddenly turns up alive in Illyria, the confusion becomes perfect: Everyone is in love, and no one knows who the other really is.
The performances will take place again in the Pepper Theatre in the PEP shopping centre in Neuperlach.
The premiere will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 19:30
Further performances will be on:
- Thursday, 2nd July at 14:00 and 19:30
- Friday, 3rd July at 11:00 and 19:30
- Saturday, 4th July at 19:30
Students are in part rehearsing under the direction of the year s6/s7 drama group during their free periods, after school and on weekends. This time, the stage design can only be created in the very last minute, which is due to the particular type of material used. More shall not be revealed here, let yourself be surprised!
To avoid that both actors and spectators miss classes, there will be no performance visits during the regular school hours.
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