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5th Graders Practice Shakespeare

comedy of errorsMEDFORD, Ore.– For the twelfth straight year, students at Orchard Hill Elementary are preparing to put on their own Shakespeare Festival.

On Wednesday, 5th graders practiced their version of the Comedy of Errors. Director, Jim Amberg, said he picks the play based on what is happening at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that year. Amberg said, the cast was determined before Christmas break to make sure there was enough time to memorize all the lines.

“I have truly done it with third graders up through high school. I know that if you convince the kids that they can understand the language, they’ll deliver, and they do year after year.”

Admission is free. The show will be performed seven times on Thursday and Friday.

Show times are Thursday (April 24) 8:45 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 7:00 pm and

Friday (April 25) 8:45 am, 10:30 am, and 7:00 pm.