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Marysville students abridge the works of William Shakespeare in whirlwind comic play

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck High School POC Drama Club will be condensing some classics in November.

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in the M-PHS auditorium on Nov. 3, 4 and 5, as well as Nov. 10, 11 and 12.

Director Roy Klementsen explained that the play's cast of nine students — Madison Pickard, Kristen George, Zach Wells, Carly Wilson, Mikko Juan, Anna Mudd, Kiera Sorenson, Sage Fairbanks and Casandra Gramstad — will perform all of Shakespeare's plays in shortened form, for a total running time of less than two hours.

"Some highlights include a 'Romeo and Juliet' parody, 'Titus Andronicus' as a cooking show, 'Othello' as a rap, a perfectly Scottish 'Macbeth' and at least three versions of 'Hamlet,'" Klementsen said. "The cast play themselves as Shakespearian actors, and audience participation is a certainty."

Klementsen promised that the comic farce would make for six memorable nights of theatre.

"Even if you've never read a Shakespearian play, you'll delight in the mayhem," Klementsen said.

Admission will be $6 for adults and students without ASB, and $5 for students with ASB and senior citizens.

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