Arts

Theater Department Philosophy

The Theater Department offers formal training and production experience in a wide span of acting and stagecraft styles and periods in the Upper School, and in the Middle School technical training in stagecraft and playwriting. In the Lower and Middle Schools, the department seeks to support the school's academic curriculum by infusing drama in the classroom in a variety of disciplines such as reading and social studies. Students come away with confidence in public speaking and performing before an audience.

Upper School Fall Play: Oct. 26-28
Rumors 
 
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just "accidentally" shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. In the end all the guests are complicit in a cover-up that no one even really understands, but the fantastical events of the evening are hilarious and give a rich basis for great characters doing what Neil Simon does best – making the mundane…insane! Rumors is rated PG13 due to adult language.
 
 
 





4th Grade Show: Jan. 10
The Gift of Color
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 
 

All-School Show: May 3-5
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat