Bishop Ward High School

The Drama Club Entertains With “I Hate Shakespeare!”

We hate Shakespeare! At least that is what the audience thought until they got a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare’s classics. With zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by Jerry Springer, “I Hate Shakespeare!” was a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare with a modern twist.

“We have been hard at work since auditions at the beginning of September and I was so excited to finally get the chance to perform for an audience,” said sophomore Katie Breitenstein

With over seventy students in the cast and crew, it has been a very busy couple of months for them and their director, Kelly Lipovitz ’00. Lipovitz has been the Drama Club sponsor for the last ten years at Bishop Ward and has announced that this will be her last production as director.
“It is bittersweet to be stepping down as the Drama Club sponsor, but that time has been very rewarding,” said Lipovitz. “I won’t miss the work, but I will miss the kids.”

This was her twenty-first production here at Bishop Ward, she says she is most thankful for the opportunity to get to know hundreds of kids and numerous parent volunteers over the years, “it’s always nice to see that the traditions and fun stuff that is unique to Drama Club live on, even after students leave,” said Lipovitz.

“It is sad to see Ms. Lipovitz step down from directing our school’s drama productions, but I am very lucky that I had the opportunity to be a part of them while at Bishop Ward,” said senior Gracey Sherrod. “I learned a lot from Ms. Lipovitz and I hope that I can take the experiences I gained from Bishop Ward productions with me in future productions.”