WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Drama Department will present its fall play, "William Shakespeare's Long-Lost First Play (Abridged)” from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in the high school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. each night.
Written by Reed Martin, the comedy opens with the discovery of an ancient manuscript in a Leicester, England parking lot. It turns out to be the long-lost first play written by then-17-year-old William Shakespeare and contains many of his beloved characters and their famous speeches in a new storyline.
Unfortunately, the play is 100 hours long and the plot lines are not well resolved.
Enter three friends, who discovered the manuscript and work to edit the 100-hour show into a respectable 90 minutes with the help of sworn fairy enemies Puck and Ariel. The effort proves to be difficult—and hilarious.
Advance tickets are $12 and can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $15 each.
The West Orange High School auditorium is located at 51 Conforti Avenue on the Pleasant Valley Way side of the campus.