Putting on the final touches


Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Editor

Theatre enthusiasts Colette Beckmann (11) and Lindsey VanGerpen (11) are excited for their third performance of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on Thursday, November 19. VanGerpen plays the role of Celia in the play, and Beckmann is part of the stage crew. “For me, the most important part of being in the play is focusing on memorizing my lines and then when I have them memorized, delivering them at a nice pace so that I won’t rush through them, and the audience can understand what I’m saying,” VanGerpen said. The Patriot Players have worked hard to polish a successful and entertaining performance this fall with their new director, Michael Butterworth.