Fall Play Preview

Elise Reeder '20

“Scapino!”, this year’s fall play, tells the story of two sets of couples. Reminiscent of “Romeo and Juliet,” both couples’ parents will not let them be together. Scapino, the main character, is a deceitful man who works for one of the fathers, and tries to get the couples together using lies and tricks.

Senior Abby Meyers plays Giacinta, who is, “in love with a guy named Ottavio, and Ottavio’s father has just returned from a business trip and is going to marry Ottavio to someone else, even though she [Giacinta] already secretly married Ottavio” she said. 

While the actors have rehearsals from 6-9 p.m. on weekdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays, they treasure this part of the production. “Acting has been a huge part of my life … I already have a lot of things on my plate… but the idea of giving it up is unimaginable because I love it so much, ” Meyers said. 

Meyers also spoke of the close friendships formed between cast members. “There’s a lot of people who I never would’ve become friends if I hadn’t started doing theater here,” Meyers said. Meyers also praised her fellow actors, saying, “The people in it are so talented. You’ll get to see your classmates making huge fools of themselves.”

If that isn’t reason enough to come watch “Scapino!,” someone will also be getting slapped with a sausage. “Scapino!” will take place Nov. 17-19, and those interested in seeing the show can purchase tickets at https://www.sidwell.edu/arts/ticket-sales.

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