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On Monday, March 3, laughter could be heard all throughout the Randolph-Henry High School auditorium as on-lookers witnessed a hilarious spoof of William Shakespeare’s entire collection titled “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.”.
Randolph-Henry students Will Foster, Adam Balmer, Nick Ketchum and Jonah Hoffman delivered a hilariously stellar performance through the use of puns, innuendos, body humor and low comedy. Even the audience was presented with the opportunity to join in during the performance of Hamlet!
The parodies, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, are traditionally performed using only three actors, all of which are male. However, the actors joked that because of “Title IX”, the girls could have their own segment within the play as well. Megan Devin, Cassidy Osborne, Loren Gallimore, Summer Scott, Danielle Poindexter, Sarah Johnson and Gabi Shook took to the stage to add their own special twist to the production.
The play is based largely on improvisation, which accounts for the uniqueness of each individual showing. Numerous pop culture references and audience participation gives the production a modern twist, while adding to the spontaneity of the performance.
You can catch the Randolph-Henry Theatre Department in their production of Peter Pan on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m.