Not Disney’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’

By Brittany Carter
Times-News correspondent

From left to right: Marc Crespi, Adrian Cardwell, Rachel Teseneer and Elizabeth Steinbruegge rehearse a scene from Studio 1's "Hunchback of Notre Dame." Sam Roberts / Times-News

Don’t expect to see the Disney version when Studio 1 performs “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for the next two weekends. Director Michael Ray Williams clarified that this version is loyal to the Victor Hugo story.
   “This cast is undertaking a tremendous tragedy and handling it ably. My style of directing is very internal. I ask my actors a lot of deep questions to help them pull these characters up from inside each of them and sometimes the transformations we see are staggering,” Williams said.
   Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Feb. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 2013, at Studio 1, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington.
   “I greatly encourage people to come out and not only support this new theatre group in its inaugural season but also see an extremely talented and dedicated young cast perform a classic tale,” Williams said.
   He went on to say that the play is appropriate and geared toward all audiences.
   Tickets are $10.

 Brittany Carter is a sophomore at Alamance Community College and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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