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The Milton Measure

“…And a Dash of Shakespeare”

by The Milton Measure on Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sam Audette (II) and Cary Williams (I) star in the 1212 play (Libby Perold)

This weekend, Milton Academy students are putting on Love and Intrigue, the 1212 winter play.  Directed by Mr. Parisi, who cast some of Milton’s most talented actors and actresses, the play is sure to be a huge success.

Love and Intrigue was written by the famed dramatist, poet, and essayist, Friedrich Schiller. In his five act play, he tells the story of two people, Ferdinand von Walter—a nobleman’s son—and Luise Miller—daughter of a middle-class musician.  The two fall in love but, despite the bond that Luise and Ferdinand share, both of their fathers tell them to end the love affair.  Von Walter’s father tries to convince his son to marry a noble named Lady Milford instead.  When Ferdinand rebels and attempts to persuade Luise to elope with him, the love, drama, and tension begins to build, culminating in the deterioration of the love between Ferdinand and Luise.

Sage Warner (Class II), who plays Lady Milford in Love and Intrigue, shared some of her thoughts on the winter production.  Regarding the rehearsals, Sage explained that Mr. Parisi focuses on how the actor believes his or her own character should be played: “Mr. Parisi allows us to move the way we think our character should and, in this way, we are able to create out own blocking.”  She also expressed her thoughts about her own part. “In this play, I take on the role of an evil character, which I love because in my past plays I have only played innocent roles.  I am finally playing an antagonist, and it is has been a challenging but intriguing experience!”  No doubt, Mr. Parisi and the actors have worked hard together to develop the plot and characters of the story.

Love and Intrigue will be showing this weekend in Wigglesworth Hall on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 and on Saturday at 7:00. We encourage all students to come support the actors in the play and watch an amazing production!

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