The North Shore High School’s cast and crew of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare delivered three spectacular performances during the weekend of Nov. 22. The play was comprised of comedic twists of Shakespeare’s 37 works.
Each work was somewhat modernized and condensed to a few minutes to fit all of them into the performance. The quick changes of plot and characters kept the audience on the edge of their seats and yearning for more.
Although there were many acts, the cast was small and the venue was intimate. The seating surrounded the stage, enabling the cast to interact with the audience throughout the entire performance. The narrators of the play made it extremely easy for people to follow along if they were not familiar with each of Shakespeare’s works. The play was suitable for not only high school students, but adults as well. Many North Shore School District teachers attended the performances to have a laugh while supporting their former and current students.
Danielle Lynn, a North Shore High School senior, said, “The play was hilarious, creative, and it was great to see my friends perform on stage. All of their hard work paid off.”
An audience favorite was the iconic Romeo and Juliet skit performed by two boys. Tyler Melson played the part of Romeo Montague and Joe Doyle played Juliet Capulet. It was an unconventional spoof and caused the entire audience to burst with laughter. It was a great example of the creativity and boldness possessed by the cast and crew.
The play would not have been a success without all of the helping hands behind the curtain. The make-up, costume, scenery, and stage crews were running around making sure everything was in its right place, and that the cast was ready to perform. Both the cast and crew spent the majority of their afternoons and nights preparing for the actual performances.
Their dedication and hard work was evident from the smooth and successful performances.
Kevin Quinn, a member of the cast and high school senior, says, “Working on this play and learning from my peers has made me grow as a performer. We all came
together and the fun we had making art on the stage was reflected in our performance.”
The North Shore High School Performing Arts Department has more performances in store. The Senior Play will be performed this winter, and a musical will be performed in the spring. For more information about the North Shore
Performing Arts Department and future performances, visit the North Shore School District website at www.northshoreschools.org.
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00
The second meeting of the Powers Chemco property site at Glen Cove City Hall last Thursday night focused on health concerns in the surrounding area. Spokesmen from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Health (DOH) and other environmental experts discussed the extent of the contaminated soil and water at the site. It was a continued discussion on the proposed clean-up of the State Superfund site, which was formerly occupied by the Columbia Ribbon and Carbon
Manufacturing Company, and now located within the 15-acre Konica Minolta property.
“After careful studies, we found that the contaminated soil and water table poses no threat to nearby residences,” said Nathan Epler, a hydrogeologist from the environmental consulting and management firm Roux Associates.
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs will be holding its Annual Community Scholarship Fund Event at the Swan Club on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and it annually administers funds in the form of scholarships to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this fund. The event will feature a performance by the High School Jazz Band and a basket raffle. This year’s honorees are Nomi Rosen, Dr. Michael Israel, Rosemarie Sekelsky, Brittney Frank Rifkind, Suzanne Anderson and Mary Murphy.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School swimming team completed its season with high honors this year. Both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified individual athletes for all-conference and all-county championship competitions.
Coach Samara Weitz has also been honored with the Nassau County Coach of the Year award—motivating many of her athletes to succeed throughout the season, including senior Kristen Stanis.
“She made sure I was working hard, but also having fun,” Stanis said. “She taught me how to balance work and play and how it’s important to maintain it.”
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
Michael Russo, founder of the Long Island Blues team, said he started the program 10 years ago so his son, Nicholas, who has autism, could play hockey.