2018-2019 Arts Season
Our 2018-2019 Arts season includes the fall play, The Visit by Freidrich Durrenmatt, the student-directed one act play festival in winter, a spring musical production of The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets, and a faculty-directed, student-written project in May. In addition to Back à Dos theater performances, there will be several concerts, musical events, and art shows throughout the year, including the Winter Arts Evening, spring concert, grade 12 option theater performances, and the IB art show.
Fall Production: The Visit
By Freidrich Durrenmatt directed by Steve Morgan Haskell
November 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16 at 7pm and November 17 at 2pm
A nearby town has fallen into bankruptcy, disrepair, indeed despair. Salvation seemingly arrives when a former resident, now a billionaire, returns, promising prosperity for all. Well, almost all.
Winter Arts Evening
January 19 at 5:00 pm
Theater performances will begin at 5:00pm in the Black Box Theater; followed by a concert in the gym at 7:00pm.
Student-Directed One Act Play Festival
January 31 at 7pm, February 1 at 7pm, February 2 at 2pm and 7pm
The Art of What You Want by Nat Cassidy – directed by Himal McCarthy
Welcome to the world of Harris — a “bajillionaire” with the means to obtain all he desires…except, perhaps, sanity…
Serenade by Sławomir Mrożek - directed by Maya Tsingos
At night, a fox prowls in front of a henhouse, playing a quiet, beautiful song… so begins this dance between predator and victim. But who will be most deceived by the serenade?
The Best Daddy by Shel Silverstein - directed by Eli Lauze-Yesayian
When a little girl wishes for her very own pony for her Birthday, her Daddy determines to make her dream come true… or is that, rather, her worst nightmare?
Church of Satan by Leon. H. Kalyjian - directed by Charlotte Meyer
After the burning of their church the day before their wedding, a Christian couple has no choice but to accept a satanic church as the location of their big day.
Words, Words, Words by David Ives - directed by Nathalie Rathle
What happens when you combine three monkeys on typewriters in a laboratory and one scientist waiting for a copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet?
The Game by Louise Bryant, directed by Chloe Verbestel
Spring Musical: The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets
By Tom Waits, Robert Wilson & William S. Burroughs directed by Brad Cooreman, with music direction by Suzanna Sitomer
March 20 at 7pm, March 22 at 7pm, March 24 at 2pm, March 27 at 7pm and March 29 at 7pm
A musical fable that begins when Wilhelm, a file clerk, falls in love with the huntsman’s daughter… and accepts the magic bullets that never miss their mark from a Peg-legged stranger…
IB Art Show
March 29 at 5pm
Please join us for the 12th grade IB Art Show to celebrate the impressive portfolios that students have produced over the past two years. The works on display showcase the fruits of a rigorous two-year investigation into a range of themes. Through in-depth experimentation, research, and reflection, students have produced thought-provoking works in a range of carefully selected art media and styles, reflecting each student’s unique voice.
French Bac Option Theater Performances
May 2 at 4:30pm
May 3 at 7pm
The May Project: Electric Voices (working title)
Developed & directed by Michelle Haner and Marie Walburg-Plouviez
May 16 at 7pm and May 17 at 5pm
An immersive, site-specific piece inspired by voices - ancient, present and imagined - related to the experience of war and its aftermath. That project will draw, in part, from materials gathered by student participants in a 2-week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, slated for spring 2019.
May 17 at 7pm