Seating is limited, but for those who are fortunate enough to get tickets, the experience in Kauai High School room R-3, transformed from the intermediate band room, chorus room and meeting room, will offer a unique personal encounter.
“Should the air pressure in the room drop, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling,” said Kauai Performing Arts Center student Kieran Canavan. “Place the mask over your nose and mouth, first …”
Kauai Performing Arts Center draws from its high school program, including students from Waimea, Kapaa and Kauai high schools and the Hawaii Technology Academy charter school to present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, on Friday (7 p.m. curtain), Saturday (7 p.m. curtain), and Sunday (2 p.m. matinee).
Tickets are limited, and available through www.kauaiperformingarts.org. There may be tickets available at the door.
“We have 19 students who have been cast into roles their individual schedules allow,” said Cher Ellwood, director. “This fast-firing comedy — rated PG 13 due to mature material — does just that as it parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (and the sonnets) in two acts.”
Opening with a version of “Romeo and Juliet,” students run and jump across the stage from the scholarly introduction and keeps the audience guessing on what is going to happen as Romeo and Juliet fade into a cooking show take-off for a rendering of “Titus Andronicus.”
The cast includes Canavan, Ysabel Thompson, Anastasia Gatlin, Jacob Lester, Preston Hayden, Alvin Calma, Mollie Goldberg, Triton Aveonru-Villatora, Madison Johnson, Kasiah Vercelli, Mikaela Corpuz, Clara Henke, Trinity Kerwin, Makala Ventura, Kyle Udaundo, Mahina Olores, Brandon Bolosan, Lily-Anne Alt, and Kiara Wetherington.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or email@example.com.