[UPDATE] Nyack H.S. Performance of 'Twelfth Night' Tonight and Tomorrow

Production postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, but the show is still going on. Students put on one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies Nov. 15 & 16 at Nyack High School.

UPDATE (Noon, Monday, Nov. 12) - Hurricane Sandy put a halt to the Nyack High School Drama Club's plans to present Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," but as they say in theater — The show must go on!

The performances originally set for Nov. 9 and 10 have been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, with both shows taking place at 8 p.m. Despite the hurricane, NHS students have been working on building their sets and rehearsing their performances.


(Original story)

The students of the nationally-acclaimed Nyack High School Drama Club perform one of William Shakespeare’s most popular light-hearted comedies on Nov. 9 and 10 (now Nov. 15 and 16 because of Hurricane Sandy) with their production of “Twelfth Night.”

The show, led by acclaimed director and set designer Joseph J. Egan, takes place in the auditorium of Nyack High School, which is transformed into Shakespeare’s Illyria.

The humorous story of "Twelfth Night" launches from the plight of a brother and sister — Sebastian (Lucas Ruderman) and Viola (Sydney Aherne) — who become separated in a shipwreck. Shakespeare's play becomes a tale of gender confusion, as a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

The Cast:

Sydney Aherne – Viola

Bianca Albanese- Fabian

Carl Brooks – Malvolio

Nee-J Canton – Antonio

Peter Dailey – Priest

Siobhan Dailey – Servant

Michael Forrest – Duke Orsino

Sophie Goldstein – Olivia

Melanie Logan – Valentine, servant to the Duke

Hannah Perry-Zeik - Feste, Olivia’s Fool

Evan Rocco – Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Lucas Ruderman – Sebastian

Harrison Santana – Captain

Emma Sundvik – Maria

Joe Tribuzio Jr. – Sir Toby Belch

Tickets, available at the door, are $12 for adults and $7 for students. Both the Friday, Nov. 9, and the Saturday, Nov. 10, performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Nyack High School is located at 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack, just off Route 9W. For show information, call 845-353-7100.

About the Drama Club

Nyack High School’s Drama Club is an extra-curricular activity, which offers students an opportunity to be actors, singers, dancers, assistant directors/producers, sound and light technicians, set and costume designers, scenic painters, prop designers, stagehands and musicians. Each year the Drama Club presents three productions: Fall Drama or Comedy, Spring Musical and The Festival of One Act Plays.

Some of the club’s most-acclaimed productions include: April 2008 – Phantom of the Opera; March 2007 – Titanic; March 2006 – Cats; and, March 2012 – Parade.

The Nyack School District honored the Drama Club at a recent Board of Education meeting for winning three prestigious National Youth Theatre Awards for their production of Parade in March.  The winners are Carl Brooks, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical; Joseph J. Egan, Outstanding Set Design; and, Andrew Gmoser, Outstanding Lighting Design.

Kathy Tappenden November 15, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Come out and see Nyack's talented Drama students. They are terrific and the set is beautiful. First class entertainment at a very reasonable price!


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