McKinley Middle students take on Shakespeare
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) - — Tonight students at McKinley Middle Magnet will take on the first of two days of the renaissance through some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
We caught up with the little actors on the final showing of their last play, “Into the Woods.” Then tonight, the kids begin with four famous Shakespeare plays. On Tuesday, April 19, the students tackle “As You Like It,” and “Othello.” Tomorrow they will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
"I didn't really know anything about acting, singing and dancing till I got here in my sixth grade year at McKinley Middle Magnet,” Darren Smith, 8th grade student acting in “Into the Woods,” said. “And so, it helped me a lot because I discovered new talents I didn't even know I had."