Drama in production for Fall play


Tad Bast

Sophia Indelicato (12), Dakota Nellesen (11), and Kerri Mcfarland (12) practice reading their scripts on Sept. 8 in preparation for the fall play.

You’ve probably heard of Romeo and Juliet, but you have never seen it like this.

This fall, the Oakville Drama Department is putting on “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet.” The play combines the works of Dr. Seuss with one of the most well known tragedies of all time. Auditions were held on Aug. 28 and rehearsals are set to begin on Sept. 12.

“Auditions were great. It’s gonna be a blast,” said Ms. Amy Learn, the theatre teacher and director at Oakville.

“The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” is a slapstick comedy and the first true comedy the department has performed in two years. This will allow for the actors to pursue a new acting style. All of the crews working on the play, from set to publicity, will have plenty to work and experiment with.

“This play provides more technical options,” said technical director Frances Lavall (11). “Things will get creative, especially costume and props. Everything will be bright and colorful.”

Come see the fall play Nov. 15-17 in the Oakville Drama Center.