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Shakespeare’s comedy of mischief and mayhem written to celebrate the Feast of Fools, a combination of Halloween and Aprils’ Fools Days, begins with strong notes of sadness and tragedy and explores the power friendship and love have to overcome loss.
“The students are having a great time performing Shakespeare because they want the audience to realize that Shakespeare can be fun and relevant," said Alexis Rose, South County Middle School Theater Director.
The play is set in a boarding school September 12, 2011, and follows Viola, who believes her twin brother Sebastian is dead so masquerades as a boy named Cesario and inadvertently falls in love with Orsino, the man she serves.
Things go awry when Orsino’s beloved, Olivia falls in love with Cesario. The madness continues as pranks are played, teachers become the children, and the fool becomes the wiseman.
- Hailey Norlin as Viola
- Ben Jackson as Orsino
- Monica Altman as Olivia
- Joseph Bright as Toby Belch
- Franco Diaz as Malvolo
More About South County High School
South County Secondary School (SCSS), home of the Stallions, is the only secondary school in the Lorton area and also the newest, having been built in 2005.
The school is part of the Fairfax County Public School system and is located in Cluster 5.
SCSS is a combined secondary school, meaning it educates students in grades 7 and 8 (between 800 and 900 students) and grades 9 through 12 (between 2000 and 2100 students).
SCSS is both a large school and a diverse school as four different ethnicities each comprise at least 10% of the school population.
Such a dynamic enrollment demands a full of range of choices be made available both in and out of the classroom. SCSS more than fills this demand with more than 20 varsity sports, 20 Advanced Placement classes and more than 50 clubs.
In grades 7 - 12, there are approximatelty 200 teachers and the adminstrative team -- which includes six subschool principals -- is led by Principal Jane Lipp and Associate Principal Rob Sanders.
Test scores at South County have been outstanding since opening its doors, well above state averages and easily meeting state goals.
The school slogain is "Excellenta in omni conatu," which translates to "excellence in all endeavors." The school colors are green and blue.