New Stage Theatre, an acting troupe from Jackson, MS, performed "A Mid Summer Night’s Dream" for middle and high school students. This romantic comedy by William Shakespeare portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and four New Stage Theatre interns performed it for schools in the county.
Earlier, the same troupe performed "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kippling for the elementary schools in the district. This performance was followed by "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" for middle and high school students. All students were expected to attend the free performance.
Superintendent Beth Hardin arranged the performances through New Stage Theatre’s Betty Wong who offered the performances to our school district. "I accepted the offer because the stories are literary classics and the performances would be free to all students so no one would be excluded," Hardin said.