Student production of Canterbury Tales is must-see theater

Shadow Hills High School’s production of The Canterbury Tales is now open. The production runs through Oct. 22 at the school’s performing arts center.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 21. A matinee performance will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.

In the event you are unfamiliar with the play, The Canterbury Tales follows a group of roughly 30 strangers assembled at the Tabard Inn for a pilgrimage to Canterbury to pay homage to the shrine of St. Becket, the patron saint of clergy, according to a synopsis provided by The host of the inn wants the group to enjoy their journey and proposes an offer: whoever tells the best tale on the way to Canterbury will win a free dinner, on him. He swears on his father’s grave and makes a serious bet: if the group doesn’t enjoy the trip, they can kill him. It’s a bit extreme, but the travelers agree to it.

Canterbury Tales Now Playing at Shadow HillsThe posters were designed by student Genesis Arambula with assistance from classmate Jillyan Priest and digital art teacher Craig Taylor.

Cast of the production includes the following students: Sidney Gonzalez, Marlene Gutierrez, Genesis Arambula, Annaliza Foley, Jayden Redewill, Nikki Velarde, Cai Aranda, Jackson Hendricks, Grace Suer, Aaliyah Borromeo, Saige Benes, Acacia Reyes, Parker Jaeger, Laurence Wurz, Londyn Terborg, Sky Shahryar, Mikkel Bracamontes, Jeremiah Johnson

Key student crew members are: Ravanne Tinsay, Aidan Romero, Kaden Webb, Gerardo Gonzalez, Olivia Taylor, Pedro Trujillo

Shadow Hills theatre classes are under the direction of Thomas McMahon who is director of this performance.

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  • 2022-Canterbury-Tales-Cast-800×568-1: Canterbury Tales Cast: DSUSD