This is an advanced course designed to give students the opportunity to perform in a production at CHS, with auditions and most rehearsals taking place during class time. The students in this course are expected to be role models for the other performers in the CHS theatre program. Dress Rehearsals and Performances will be evenings and weekends (check CHS Calendar for dates and times). We will be performing published works (You Can’t Take it With You, The Taming of the Shrew, The Laramie Project, etc.) for both our productions this year. This is not a course which only meets Monday through Friday for one period. We bring together many acting and tech students to produce quality shows, and it takes time! If you are familiar with our program, you are aware of the CHS history of quality productions. Quality takes time and effort. The students in this course will be helping to fund raise in order to put on our productions -- no money, no costumes, sets, scripts, etc., etc. Students in this class are expected to participate in CHS Theatre Department activities, festival work and to represent CHS theatre at area performances.
The Women of Lockerbie
A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane's wreckage. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim's families.
Medea has long been considered one of the great masterpieces of classical Greek drama and has attracted attention in modern times as one of the first great works of feminist drama. This play pits Medea, a murderously passionate barbarian princess, against her husband, Jason, the leader of an expedition of Greek heroes who set out to capture the fabled Golden Fleece. Jason’s act of betrayal is the basis for one of the best known and most horrific plots in classical Greek drama.