Mid-Summer Jersey brings Bard to Northrop

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Two students audition for roles in Midsummer Jersey. Midsummer Jersey mixes Shakespeare with Snooki and The Situation.

Melissa Kizer
Staff Writer

This years fall play is  Mid-Summer Jersey by Ken Ludwig.

Mid-Summer Jersey is the hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s MidSummer Night’s Dream.
The story revolves around an impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, four love affairs of beach-bound high school crushes, staff of a local beauty salon and a lively crew of fairies.  The night took an unexpected turn when Oberon and Puck arrive at the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making.  Several weddings and acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an IPhone obsessed wood sprite.

This play is a blend of MTV reality show Jersey Shore with the play Midsummer Night’s Dream from Shakespeare.

“I do expect the play to be better than last years.  Not just because of the talent, but because the script is just better, ” said Mr. Miller, play director.

Auditions for this play are being held in the auditorium after school through Thursday.

“Auditions are a nerve-wrecking process.  It’s not easy to get in front of people and try to prove yourself.  I think auditions will go fine.  I do expect people to be nervous, but that’s totally normal,” junior Caleb Curtis said.

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