On the week of Aug. 27, auditions for the annual school play began. This year, unlike the two previous years, the drama production will be “Game of Tiaras,” a combination of two very familiar but distinct cultural icons: Disney Princesses and “Game of Thrones.”
Last year, the drama production successfully performed “The Wizard of Oz.” The famous journey of Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion interpreted by students at SIS invited many students, parents, faculty members, and others to share the magical experience to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This year, the drama production hopes to address a unique approach to the imaginary.
“Coming in for the first time, I thought it would be interesting to do something that’s collective in the sense that the characters are generic and relatable,” said Shane Meiklejohn, the new drama teacher and Director of School Production. “I am looking forward to the numerous parodies in this play because all these Disney characters have a different edge to them.”
“Game of Tiaras” is not as well known as “The Wizard of Oz,” but the audience will not be foreign to the play. With three beloved major female roles—Cinderella from Cinderella, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Ellie from Snow White—and Prince Charming, the character list is more than enough to ring some bells. However, this play is not your typically beautiful princess story. It has twists and turns that are ready to kick the audience off their seats and have them rolling on the floor laughing. All of this will be brought to SIS by an exceptional cast this year.
“The biggest difference between previous years’ drama productions and this year’s is the darkness,” said Yoobin Lee (12), Cinderella in “Game of Tiaras” and a member of the production team for the past 7 years. “Typically, school productions tend to feature family-friendly plots with happy endings and valuable morals of the story. However, this production will defy the stereotypes and provide a fresh experience to the audience.”
Starting from Oct. 31, the cast will perform a show has never before seen in the history of SIS. Until then, countless students and faculty members will devote their time and effort to make this production the best version that it can be. For the next two months, backdrops will be painted, costumes decorated, and lights arranged. SIS should get ready to open their eyes up to a new world of school plays.