WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Drama Department had a challenging task ahead of them as they premiered their fall production of “William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost Play (Abridged)."
From Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, the students put together a Shakespearean-based play designed around his classic works, which integrated favorite characters and challenged the actors to play multiple male and female roles.
Cast members included Julian Adams, Sebastian Chaviano, Jack Harwood, Khalil Louiegene, Ashley Morales, Justin Peters, Matthew Schwartz, Maura Baker, Ava Donaghy, Abigail Insana, Hailey Miller, Joseph Nalieth, Alex Perez, Lance Zeligson, Nyobi Boddie, Rachel Favetta, Gabrielle LeCour, Giancarlo Minervino, Valentina Pappano and Charlie Peterson.
Production values also added to the performance thanks to the behind-the-scenes team of Wendy Mapes Chrzanowski (Director), Deb Coen (Producer), Art teacher Melanie Racanelli (Set Décor), Tech teacher Max Grossman (Set Design), Lauren Grof-Tisza (Lighting), and Kirk Roberts (Sound), who provided solid support.
Students Veana Steaphan (Stage Manager), Ruth Donagher (Costume Coordinator), Jillian Russell (Production Stage Manager), Andrea Torres (Hair/Makeup Design), Grace Soroko and Morgan Woodridge (Properties) made transitions and scenes flow together.