Behind the Scenes: A Midsummer Night’s Midterm

Behind the Scenes: A Midsummer Nights Midterm

Caysee Venturini , Student Volunteer

 “The purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.”    (3.2–Hamlet to the players)

Plays have been a form of performance since way back in the beginning of the 5th century. From Shakespeare to Lin-Manuel Miranda, there have been many popular forms of plays. The Windsor High School recently did a play called, A Midsummer Night’s Midterm, a spin off of Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The plot follows four high school students as they study for their English midterm on Shakespeare’s play. As the four students read the play, a live reenactment comes to life beside them. The performance took place on Friday, Mar 11th and Saturday, Mar 12th. It took a lot of work to put together, but when the time came, everyone played their part and the play turned out beautiful.

Each person who worked on A Midsummer’s Night’s Midterm, directed by Ms. Susan Jackson and Ms. Jasmine Kehrhan, had a part to play. From the lead rolls, to the backdrops, costumes, music, and lighting–and on top of the acting itself– a lot of work was put in to make the performance perfect. Freshman, Miles Jeffers, who worked on costumes, said “my favorite part of working on the play was the community that was formed between the cast and crew and everyone involved.” Producing plays is not just about entertainment.  The Windsor High School Drama Club, through many rehearsals, struggles, and successes, have created a family and it showed in the performing.

A Midsummer Night’s Midterm was beautifully put together, and an excellent demonstration of the theatrical talents of the Windsor High School Drama Club. So much work was put into the play, and so much joy came from it.

This article is a thank you to all the people who worked hard to put the play together. Thank you for bringing an incredible live performance to the students, teachers, and families of Windsor High School.

If you are interested in another play or would like to see one for the first time, there will be a production of Bye Bye Birdie put on by the town of Windsor at L.P. Wilson taking place on March 25th, 26th and 27th.