The Hewlett Theater Company presented Neil Simon's hilarious comedy The Good Doctor to sold out audiences on May 11th-14th. The Good Doctor serves as Neil Simon's tribute to Anton Chekhov, arguably one of the greatest writers in Russian history. Neil Simon hilariously crafts a series of vignettes, based on Chekhov’s short stories and even paints an affectionate portrait of Chekhov himself.
Over 50 students were involved in the cast, crew and production staff. The play was directed by Dawn DeMaio, produced by Marty Kilkenny and Mariah Duffy and the set was designed and built by Jenn and Matt Csorba.
Hewlett Theater Company Produces a ‘Night’ to be Remembered
The talented students of the Hewlett High School Theater Company continually astound the community with their ability to produce extraordinarily challenging plays…and this year was no exception.
The Hewlett High School Theater Company presented William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on February 9th-12th. The classic comedy featuring disguises, pranks and romantic entanglements was performed masterfully by high school students who compellingly inhabited Shakespeare’s famous characters and spoke his classic words.
In choosing another challenging play for the Theater Company (which produces two productions annually), director, Dawn DeMaio, felt “Twelfth Night was a particularly appropriate and creative choice as it is a play the interweaves fast-paced plot lines with compelling characters who experience love, loss and self-discovery, as disguises –both literally and figuratively- are donned and discarded.” High School teachers, Marty Kilkenny and Mariah Duffy, produced the play and Matt and Jenn Csorba were the set designers.
Over 40 students participated in the production. The cast included Noam Skiddell, Rachel Feit, Hannah Jay, Stephen Chacon, Janine Coelho, Robert Raimondi, Matthew Wallach, Ramsha Ansari, Alex Cadorniga, Brittany Schacht, Samantha Gates, Sam Berman, Chelsea Sidrane, Sarah Lamsifer, Jasmine Dietrich, and Andrew Krinick. Student Directing interns were Ryan Egar and Lindsay Fox. The Stage Managers were Sarah Golan and Emily Rebenstock and the prop manger was Jillian Kelly. The lighting and sound technicians were Phil Zolotnitsky, Alex Villalba, and Stephanie Casino. The student producing interns were Rita Redko, Taylor Nortman and Samantha Schechter.
Next up for the Theater Company will be Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor on May 11th-14th. Join us for this hilarious comedy!
The Hewlett Theater Company performed Almost, Maine by John Cariani on February 3rd -6th at the high school. The romantic comedy featured Alex Cadorniga, Brittany Schacht, Stephen Chacon, Janine Coelho, Ryan Egar, Hannah Jay, Laura Distaso, Shira Shamir, Daniel Bailin, Katelynn Kelly, Noam Skiddell, Sam Berman, Zach Tuchfeld, Matthew Wallach, Shayanne Gal, Rachel Feit, Robert Raimondi, Nicole Fishkind, Jacob Tobias, Ramsha Ansari, Lauren Santana, Jessica Aroose, Chelsea Sidrane and Kim Keller.
The student directing interns were Nirvanna Lildharrie and Hadas Werman. The stage managers were Sarah Golan, Emily Schiffmann and Lindsay Fox. The prop managers were Emily Rebenstock and Lindsay Fox. Sound and Lighting was by Nirvanna Lildharrie and Jonathan Zolot. The student production intern was Jennie Shapira. The costuming assistants were Almag Cohen-Kashi and Casey Tedesco. The stage crew consisted of Zachary Gershon, Kim Keller, Beverly Levine, Samantha Fischer and Jonathan Zolot.
Ms. Dawn DeMaio directed the production and Mrs. Mariah Duffy and Mr. Marty Kilkenny produced. Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Jennifer Csorba were the set designers and advisors of stage crew. Mrs. Sherry Kfare was the costume coordinator.
Audiences were treated to a humorous and poignant story produced by the talented students of the Hewlett Theater Company.
The Hewlett Theater Company proudly produced TWO plays in the 08-09 school year, The Real Inspector Hound and Pygmalion. See our photo gallery for pictures!
The Thespian Society produced the annual Improv Olypics, the Talent Show and Thespian Inductions.
The Theater classes produced TWO original class productions, the Senior Theater Projects, and Middle School and High School Workshops / Showcases.
Links to pictures of all of these events can be found on the Theater Homepage.
On May 7th-10th 2008, the Hewlett Theater Company proudly presented William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Little Theater. Over 45 students were involved with the production which told the interweaving tales of young lovers, fairies, artisans and royals during an evening of midsummer madness. This was the second play produced by the Theater Company this year, following Neil Simon's Fools in February. The play was directed by Ms. Dawn DeMaio, produced by Mrs. Mariah Duffy and the set was built by Mrs. Jenn Csorba and Mr. Matt Csorba and costumes were by Mrs. Sherry Kfare.
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The Hewlett Theatre Company produced Neil Simon's Fools on February 6th - 9th at the high school. The story of a village of likable fools and one determined school teacher to break the curse of Kulyenchikov was an endearing and fun comic undertaking for the Hewlett Theater Company.
The play was directed by Ms. Dawn DeMaio, produced by Mrs. Mariah Duffy and the set was built by Mrs. Jenn Csorba and Mr. Matt Csorba and costumes were by Mrs. Sherry Kfare.
Cast members included Shane Mannion, Shiran Sultan, Samantha Raimondi, Cady Chaplin, Daniel Bailin, Danielle Lentini, Matt Renick, Imaan Moughal, Brit Kuehn and Ben Weinberg. Student Directing interns were TJ Chernow and Kaitlin Doyle. Stage Managers for the production were Michelle Kurz and Brittany Savine. Prop Managers were Michelle Bosco and Jason Rubin. Costume assistant, Rachel Soto, lighting technician, Ross Rieman, and sound technician, Zach Tuchfeld, also worked on the production.
Up next will be the Hewlett Theater Company production of William Shakespeare’s classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream on May 7th-10th. Please join us for an exciting and fantastical production by our theater company members.
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