The courtyard at John F. Kennedy High School served as the stage, set and scene of the Drama Club’s evening performances of Shakespeare Revued this week.
“Like a lot of people in the world, we had to learn to adapt,” explained Brad Seidman, a social studies teacher and the Drama Club adviser. “We are lucky to have this beautiful courtyard, and we are equally lucky to have a group of talented young people. This production is a testament to their love of theater and ability to adapt these circumstances.”
The Drama Club only had three weeks to pull off the production, which ran Oct. 22-24.
“We put this together in Broadway time,” explained Drama Club officer/director Faith Poveromo. From the stage and school facilities crew to the actors and faculty advisors, the courtyard was transformed into a theatrical backdrop, even utilizing a third-floor window as Juliet’s balcony to call down to Romeo.
“I am so proud of the show and every single cast and crew member has put in an extraordinary amount of effort,” said Drama Club officer Dylan Krapf.
Principal Gerard Owenburg called the performance “amazing.” “Last spring the school closure forced the cancellation of their spring musical,”
he said. “This evening [Oct. 22] was their big return.”