By Talon Reporters Grace Whitmore and Erin Sutherland
Auditions for Taming of the Shrew, this year’s winter play, were postponed until Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th due to the snow day. Call backs were held on Wednesday, the 9th. Actors that wished to be casted read a monologue and cold reading of a Shakespeare work to the play director, Ms. Harry.
According to Ms. Harry, “Interesting reading is not acting.” In order to select powerful actors for the roles in the play, Ms. Harry looked for people that can make strong decisions when interpreting their reading. This means that they go for it, with body language and articulation, giving the work their own interpretation.
Taming of the Shrew, a comedy, tells the story of a young man named Sly who is conned into thinking that he is royalty. Then he is presented with “a play within a play,” which serves as a spoof on misogyny and gender roles. These concepts were also seen in this year’s musical, Grease, and are relevant in today’s society.
The play will open February 26 and continue for two weekends, with a matinee presented for the high school.