Fall Play Upper School
Night’s Dream, by William
Shakespeare (directed by Matthew Rapport)
Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding
the marriage of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons, their two
friends and group of amateur actors, who are practicing a play they hope to
perform for the couple while being controlled and manipulated by fairies.
and Saturday, Nov. 2-3
Although the play will be in
Shakespearean language, the production will not be traditional, rather set in a
fictional “Central Park” as a place where the unlikeliest combinations of
people come together and interact.
Middle School Fall Play
The Secret Case Of Sherlock
Holmes, by Craig Sodaro (directed by Lynn
through Friday, Nov. 7-9
Secret Case Of Sherlock Holmes features upstart
detectives Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on their first case. Their client, a
young H.G. Wells, hires the novice detectives to find a manuscript by Arthur Conan
Doyle. But when they hide from their angry landlord, Holmes and Watson duck
into Wells’ time machine and soon find themselves in the 21st Century.
Woods, by Stephen Sondheim
(co-directed by Joel Diffendaffer and Rachel Cain)
the Woods is based on the book by James
Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers
Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the
consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are
taken from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel
and Cinderella.” The musical is tied together by an
original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a
family, and their interaction with a witch and her curse on them.
and Saturday, March 8-9, 7:30 p.m.
Plaza Suite, by Neil Simon (directed by Lynn King)
- Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, May 2-4, 7:30 p.m.
- Centennial Hall Theater
Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples
successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite
while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they
honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary,
or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the
exploits of a Hollywood producer after three marriages. He calls a childhood
sweetheart, now a suburban housewife. Over the years she has idolized him from
afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a
mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the
bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells,
"I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"