The Hunchback of Notre Dame

posted Apr 16, 2015, 5:44 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

It's almost here! On April 29, 30, or May 1, at 7pm, come out and support the 29 person cast and 26 person crew in this year's school play! Coyote Cast and Crew present: Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, adapted by Tim Kelly.


Synopsis: This less macabre version of Hugo’s original is great for the whole family, driven by the inspirational message of inclusion and acceptance. The plot is tripartite: the story of a lonely Hunchback and his bourgeois guardian, the Archdeacon Frollo; the regal Captain Phoebus, heartthrob of France; and the Court of Miracles – the underbelly of Paris. All three are merged together by the mutual object of their affections: Esmerelda- a beautiful and caring gypsy. Come join this huge cast on a harrowing journey of love, imprisonment, murder, and sacrifice.

The show’s sets, props, costumes, lighting, sound, hair & makeup were also designed and created/obtained by students. One of our Grade 12 students, Molly McGuire, also composed original music, wrote original lyrics, and choreographed 5 musical numbers that are included in the show.


Performances: 

Tuesday, April 28 (Grade 6-8 Student Matinee) @ noon

Wednesday, April 29 @ 7 pm
Thursday, April 30 @ 7 pm
Friday, May 1 @ 7 pm


Tickets are $5 for StFX students and $10 for the general public. Will be sold at both lunches starting April 20. Tickets for evening performances can also be purchased at the door.


Warning for Young Children: Near the end of Act One, a whiplashing sound effect is used (the stage is in darkness) and a little later, a character screams in “pain” from being “tortured” (foot being placed in a prop vice).

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