Veronica took a one week class on Shakespeare from the Taproot Theater. In 5 days they auditioned, read, blocked, costumed, and performed William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The class started on Monday and they practiced script free by Wednesday. The cast ranged in age from 9 to 16 from the local community.
The best part for me was the independence Veronica showed. After escorting her the first day, Veronica took charge of her own commute, using the city bus. She never missed the start time. Our Veronica is maturing!
If you are not familiar with the works of Bill, Wikipedia has a great review of the play. Through the mistaken identity of two sets of identical twins, a series of wild mishaps, slapstick, and comedy occur. Veronica teacher put it best when she told the actors not to think about the plot too much because then you will realize it doesn’t make any sense. Oh, the setting is 1950!
Veronica played two characters. She played the merchant of a business, and Courtezan. Listining to her practicing the verse made me very proud. She kept up her piano practice, crocheting, and cross country conditioning for the fall.
Here, as the merchant, she warns Antipholus of Syracuse he should not be seen around Ephesus under penalty of death.
Mom’s favorite line: “My present business calls me from you now.” We are actively looking for the perfect opportunity to use it so Watch Out!