Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Comes to McNicholas

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Thursday, January 29 at McNicholas High School.  The production will be held in the gym at 9 am and all students will be in attendance.

“I have been in contact with Cincy Shakes since last April trying to help get this organized,” English teacher Katie Caster said.

Catholic’s Schools Week, which takes place during the last week of January every year, is all about celebrating the education that students receive at a Catholic school, and the English department believes that having student body experience a performance together is a great way to celebrate.

“What a great way of celebrating our English language than watching Shakespeare,” Caster said.  “All students read Shakespeare so everyone will be able to connect with it.”

The seniors attended a field trip to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company during last school year and saw the production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  Because it was really well received, the English department decided to bring them to McNicholas this year for the whole school.  The performance is of no cost to the students and was paid for through the English Department, PTSA, and funds raised from a Jeans Day.

Katie Caster said, “I want the students to have an appreciation and enjoyment for Shakespeare.  The play is a comedy and most of his plays that we teach at McNick are tragedies.  This gives the students the opportunity to see the humorous side of Shakespeare.”

About Claire Murray

Claire Murray is the editor in chief of the McNicholas Milestone. She is involved in soccer and Service Club. In her free time she likes to play soccer and spend time with her friends and family.


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