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“All the World’s a Stage…”

Amber Gorbel, Crown writer and Photographer

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Lights warming up, sound check complete, actors warming up, all the prepare to bring the words of William Shakespeare to live on the Marian Central stage! It was yet another successful fall production at Marian Central. The performance of Much Ado About Will was a visual summary of William Shakespeare’s fascinating work put all together. The crew and cast spent six weeks learning how to perfect the scripts and elevate their vocals for an amazing show. The 2018-2019 fall production not only opened an opportunity to new Marian students, but the cast created long lasting memories and each individual developed better skills for their passion for acting.

As a Marian tradition, a Shakespeare show is performed every four years. It is common that the writer’s literature can be very complex. So not only did the cast want to perform, but they took the time to analyze the meaning of Shakespeare’s writing before they memorized the scene. This helped them understand the emotion taking place and express it through their actions. “The variety of this show gave a deeper meaning to the audience. They could better understand the purpose of the scene and what was going on through Shakespeare’s language,” says co-director Ms. Kasey Gallagher (’08). This show, in particular, proved to be a challenge for both the cast and the crew, but overall the performance was captivating.

From the very beginning, something drove the actors to the Marian stage. Whether it’s their devotion to performing or they were given some encouragement, all of the members of the cast share a passion for acting. “I was on stage and part of the crew so having a background in both acting and backstage has allowed me to understand different points of view of theatre,” said Kara Zubo (12). Zubo was one of the narrators for this show, her last fall production at Marian. As they entered the stage, the actors transformed themselves into the characters of Shakespeare. Although it was rather a small cast, their immense and engaging voices filled up the whole room in great awe.

The fall production left unforgettable memories in the hearts of the cast and crew. Whether it was rehearsing or bonding with the group as they got ready in the ‘green room,’ the cast created life lasting memories that they will never forget. “My favorite part about this show was blocking the scenes with Danny Truckenbrod (12) because it was fun building the characters off of each other. I thought this show was very unique,” said Amanda Hoople (12). This was Hoople’s final fall production and one of her captivating roles in this performance was Lady Macbeth. Her dramatic performance filled the theater with intensity and gave everyone the chills as they watched her embody the power and tenacity of this strong female character.

The Much Ado About Will performance, will be remembered for years to come. This challenge of a production allowed the cast to advance in their acting skills and to better understand some of the hardest literature of all time. Being part of a club like this opens new opportunities to form relationships with people who share the same passion, learn how to cooperate with others and create long-lasting memories as a united group.

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Amber Gorbel, Crown Writer & Photographer

Hi! i'm Amber Gorbel. As some people may forget, my last name rhymes with doorbell. I am a junior here at Marian and I am very excited to start my first...

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