Middle-school play set for Saturday

Cinderella, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood are just some of the well- known fairy tale characters appearing in the upcoming play, “The Adventures of Rose Red (Snow White’s Less- Famous Sister).” The middle-school theater department will be performing on Saturday  2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are reserved seating, and can be purchased for $6 by visiting showtix4u.com and also can be purchased at the door.

The production is told in the point of view of a young girl, know as Rose Red. She is struggling being in the shadows of her famous sister, Snow White. As the story unfolds the audience will see how Rose Red handles her longing of being “just normal” and gaining a chance to living “happily ever after.”

Rose Red will be played by eighth-grader Paige M.

“I was really happy when I found out I got the role,” Paige said. “When I saw the the cast list I could not have been more excited.”

Paige M. has been using various techniques to prepare for her role.

“I have been reading over my lines and watching clips to see the different ways Rose Red has been acted out,” Paige said. “Mostly, I try to think of situations in real life, and practice how I would react by using Rose Red’s lines.”

Tech week has just started for the cast.

“Everyone is doing well with the staging and intonation of their lines,” eighth-grader Madison N. said. “Most of the people even have their parts memorized.”

Eighth-grader Sabrina T. will be playing Snow White, and said she is impressed with the performance of the cast.

“During rehearsal it is pretty cool to be able to see how different people intemperate different characters,” Sabrina added.”It’s one thing to read lines from a book and it’s another to see someone put emotion and character behind it.”

The girls are looking forward to acting out their favorite scenes in the play.

“My favorite part of the show is when Snow White and I fight,” Paige said. “I think it is really fun to be able to yell angrily onstage.”

Sabrina T. said the show will be a success.

“I can’t wait to see how the entire play will come together,” she said. “More importantly, I’m looking forward to how the audience will react on opening night.”

By Rachel Stazzone