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President: Sarah Warhmund (Senior)
Vice President: Grace Brown (Junior)
Treasurer: Chapel Shortt (Junior)
Secretary: Kiyleigh Davenport (Sophomore)

2019-20 Season

Theme – the 1920’s: Post WW1 and Pre Great Depression. The American Dream, Women’s Rights, Prohibition, American Jazz, Caution, Human Condition. Can be coupled with World History (WW1), American History (Great Depression), American Literature (Great Gatsby), and Chemistry.

 

Student Production Staff:

                Student Director – Riley Benedict (Junior)

                Tech Director – Alivia Singleton (Senior)

                Stage Managers – Meg Henderson (Junior) ; Kiyleigh Davenport (Sophomore)

 

Fall Play – Radium Girls, October 26 - Nov 1

In the 1920’s, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 10 to 30 parts. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science. With flexible casting, it provides multiple strong roles for females. In 2018 it was named one of the 10 most produced plays in U.S. high schools by Dramatics Magazine.

Spring Musical – Chicago: High School Edition, March 23-26

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.

 

 

 

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