Shakespeare Competition

My son in Cyrano 11/16
United States
February 3, 2017 7:20pm CST
The image is of my son playing the character Le Bret in our high school play of Cyrano back in November. Earlier this week our high school held a Shakespeare Competition. A handful of kids participated, and each had to memorize and act out a monologue from a Shakespeare play. My 14 year old son participated. His monologue was from Romeo and Juliet. On Monday he tied with another student, so they had to repeat their performance on Tuesday. Tuesday night my son was announced the winner! On March 7th he will go to a workshop taught by the drama instructors at the local university. Then on March 11th he will compete again against about a dozen other area schools. The winner of that competition gets an all expenses paid trip to New York City for yet another competition.. The winner of the New York City competition gets to go to London! I really don't expect my son to make it to New York this year.. but the fact that he gets to go to this workshop taught by the university instructors is really cool! Wish him luck (err.. no, it's break a leg!)
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@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb
Yes - break a leg from me too. Does he want to be an actor as a career?
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• United States
4 Feb
He is interested in it.. but he's still young and may change his mind.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
4 Feb
Oh I was awaiting the news . . . I'm so happy for your son! He must be totally stoked . . . and you must be so proud of him!!!!! This competition - check. Next competition - ya never know . . . he just might be New York bound! In any case, he got through this one and that's big right there!!!!
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• United States
4 Feb
I did not want to post until I had some more details about the upcoming competitions.. the teacher sent me all of that info today so I was finally able to share!
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
6 Feb
@katsmeow1213 I guess that all happens in another month - how excited he must be! Is there a production going on at school on top of all this?
• United States
6 Feb
@much2say Yep, he is playing Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. That will also be next month but he's been busy with rehearsals.
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@Kandae11 (27027)
4 Feb
Who knows, he may be a famous actor some day.
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• United States
4 Feb
That's his goal
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@franxav (3727)
4 Feb
You must be proud of him.
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• United States
4 Feb
He is pursuing what he loves.. and has been given some great opportunities to do so!
@DianneN (59484)
• United States
4 Feb
He must be very, very good to have made it this far! I hope he "breaks a leg" - not really, though!
• United States
4 Feb
Thanks! His teacher is pushing him pretty hard, so I'm sure he'll do well, though I do not expect a trip to NYC in my near future!
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@DianneN (59484)
• United States
4 Feb
@katsmeow1213 He certainly looks handsome enough to be a movie star!!!! He will go far if that's what he chooses to do. So cool!
• United States
5 Feb
@DianneN Yeah, he's got the looks... don't know where he gets them from though! LOL
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4 Feb
That's a nice photo! Does he want to be an actor?
• United States
4 Feb
Yes that is one of his interests..
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4 Feb
@katsmeow1213 Good luck to him.
• United States
4 Feb
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@Tampa_girl7 (21651)
• United States
19 Feb
That's awesome. I wish him much luck
• United States
19 Feb
Thanks
@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb
He will learn a lot I'm sure just from the workshops. Keeping my fingers crossed for him - and I hope he or someone 'breaks a leg'.
• United States
4 Feb
Yes.. He's also going to get in some extra rehearsals with the teacher who set all this up. She is determined to see him succeed!
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