Knighthorse Theater Company brings Shakespeare to life for Bay Shore students

Requiring few props, an open space, and only two actors, Knighthorse Threatre Company stormed Bay Shore High School in April 2009 with its original adaptations of several plays by William Shakespeare, including “McBeth,” Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Knighthorse was formed by Tyrus and AMy Lemerande in September 2003. The husband and wife acting duo met while performing with Shenandoah Shakespear’s Brave New World Tour in 2002-2003. “We believe Shakespeare was meant to be seen,” noted Ty and Amy, who graduate with Masters in Theater Arts from Penn State and Trinity Conservatory in Rhode Island, Respectively.

Lighting up the stage with an inner brightness, Amy and Ty displayed their great understanding of the bard with fluent productions of his familiar works, The couple interacted well with the audience, involving students in lessons, such as a live version of iambic pentameter with 10 volunteers.

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