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"I love this production, because it's a mixture of Shakespeare and a modern school setting, which makes it fun, humorous and great to be in and even more fun to watch," she said.
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Buseman described it as a "hilarious twist" on a Shakespeare play.
William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" takes a modern spin in Ankeny Christian Academy's spring production, "Who's in Charge? Or Rodney, the Ultimate Gift to Theater."
Freshman Carissa Buseman, 15, of Ankeny portrays Mrs. Wilson, a character she describes as snobby and disrespectful.
Senior Brianna Fisher, 18, of Ankeny plays Josi, a "helpful" janitor possessing a plethora of theatrical knowledge.
Nicole Howe, Laura Toppin, Garrett Crown and Charity Appell rehearse a scene from the upcoming Ankeny Christian Academy play "Who's in Charge? Or Rodney, Grey Adidas Tracksuit
Students have been rehearsing for weeks, and Schopf said they face one big challenge: withholding laughter at the ridiculousness of the play.
Junior Sierra Carlson, 17, of Ankeny is Ginger, a character Carlson describes as "a lot of fun and always happy."
"Coach Perko has a lot to learn and a rather eccentric cast to work with, especially the leading actor, Rodney," Schopf said. "I love the play's combination of football, high school and Shakespeare. It makes the story accessible for someone completely new to Shakespeare or theater. The cast size and flexibility was also great for our school."
coach is named the play's new director, even though he has no idea how to put on a play.
The play begins with the veteran director giving up his role, because an accident left him with two broken legs and a broken arm. Much to his chagrin, the football Adidas Jacket Girls
if not more funny little twists that the audience will be able to laugh at," Fisher said.
"It is such a far twist that you will be laughing your way through most of it. If you are one Nike Air Vapormax Ltr On Feet of those people who hear Shakespeare and think it will be confusing or even boring, that just isn't true about this production. It is a play that people of all ages will be able to enjoy together," she said.
"Several of the students are brand new to acting, and it has been amazing watching them grow," she said. "Audiences will love the amusing combination of classic literature and football. There are a lot of jokes about theater, high school students and the process of performing Shakespeare."
"I love getting to be a sort of stuck up woman but deep down she just wants to protect everything that her husband has worked incredibly hard to build. She is also very funny with all her snooping," Buseman said. "It is very difficult to portray her, because she is very prim and proper. I am constantly smiling and laughing, so it is very difficult to have to keep a straight and disinterested facade going."
"This is an adaptation of the players' scenes with all the excitement of a football game," said production director and English teacher Katie Schopf.
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Added Fisher: "It's a family friendly comedy filled with laughs and literary references, perfect for families, couples, singles and all you English nerds out there. April 5
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