Kent Place School’s Upper School Theater Department is pleased to present the play, Gadzooks! on November 17 and 18 at 8:00 p.m. in the school’s Hyde and Watson Theatre, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ.
This is the first time a high school has staged this production.
Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.
Gadzooks! is a British pantomime written by Maplewood-based playwrights Chrissy and Ridley McIntyre of Suburban Legend, LLC.
When King Arthur’s arranged marriage to Guinevere goes awry because of the cunning designs of Morganna and her son Mordred, an array of crazy antics (involving Batman, pesky fairies, a lip-sync battle and a joust) ensue to restore order.
“I’m thrilled that the art of British pantomime is gaining ground in the Upper School at Kent Place,” stated playwright Chrissy McIntyre. “Ridley and I have had such fun writing these and we couldn’t be happier that Kent Place decided to produce our play.”
“I chose this play for the Kent Place Upper School students to perform because it exposes them to an international theater tradition,” added Dr. Brent Whitted, Kent Place Theater Department Chair and director of the production. “Learning about British pantomime is useful for students because of the opportunities and challenges presented by audience interaction, participation, breaking the fourth wall, larger than life characters and comedic timing. The play is also a lot of fun!”
More details via the link below.
We are super excited that Kent Place School has decided to run one of our shows and we can’t wait to see their production. If you are in the area this weekend, please head on up there and be loud!