Wayzata Students Perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Through Nov. 19
Wayzata Theater’s fall musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is inspired by the Disney movie and the original novel by Victor Hugo. The production involves more than 90 people.
“This is the first time since COVID that we’ve gotten back to the level of involvement we used to see,” said Grant Sorenson, director.
Prateeksha Narasimman plays “Esmeralda.”
“She’s just accepted that life is going to be hard and I can either be sad about it and mad about it or I can find the best in it,” said Naarasimman.
Rish Naik plays “Quasimodo,” who is one of the characters in love with Esmeralda.
“What I love so much about Quasimodo is that he has this youthful innocence with him to start the show,” said Naik.
The show isn’t just a love story, though. It hits on themes like religion, ethnicity, faith, and mortality as well as divisive issues, like discrimination.
“It’s a show about empathy,” said Sorenson. “What the show leaves us with at the end is this message that someday things will be better.”
The show runs through Nov. 19.