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Weston High School Theater Company

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Email Ms. Slotnick at slotnicka@weston.org for more information

Raidum GirlsCome See the Winter One Act Production of Radium Girls!

Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory

“In 1926, 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 also with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. 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.”

Performances:

February 27, 28, 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Weston High School Auditorium

Tickets available at the door or by emailing slotnicka@weston.org

All seating General Admission

Students and Seniors: $8 , Adults: $10

12th nightWHS Theater Co presents….
TWELFTH NIGHT
A comedy by William Shakespeare

“Twelfth Night—an allusion to the night of festivity preceding the Christian celebration of the Epiphany—combines love, confusion, mistaken identities, and joyful discovery.

After the twins Sebastian and Viola survive a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive. Viola goes into service with Count Orsino of Illyria, disguised as a young man, “Cesario.” Orsino sends Cesario to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. Viola, in the meantime, has fallen in love with Orsino.
At the estate of Lady Olivia, Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s kinsman, has brought in Sir Andrew Aguecheek to be her suitor. A confrontation between Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, and the partying Toby and his cohort leads to a revenge plot against Malvolio. Malvolio is tricked into making a fool of himself, and he is locked in a dungeon as a lunatic.
In the meantime, Sebastian has been rescued by a sea captain, Antonio. When Viola, as Cesario, is challenged to a duel, Antonio mistakes her for Sebastian, comes to her aid, and is arrested. Olivia, meanwhile, mistakes Sebastian for Cesario and declares her love. When, finally, Sebastian and Viola appear together, the puzzles around the mistaken identities are solved: Cesario is revealed as Viola, Orsino asks for Viola’s hand, Sebastian will wed Olivia, and Viola will marry Count Orsino. Malvolio, blaming Olivia and others for his humiliation, vows revenge.”

Synopsis from https://www.folger.edu/twelfth-night

Tickets can be purchased at school lunches during the week of November 18th, or at the door! $8 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For more information or to request tickets, please email slotnicka@weston.org.

Poster credit: Caroline Schuckel WHS ’20

Mission

To produce four shows per year: two plays, one musical and an evening of student-directed work. Students are encouraged to participate in Theater Company activities by auditioning as performers or by contributing as backstage workers. Rehearsals and stage sessions take place after school and on weekends. The group also sponsors workshops, field trips to local theaters and elsewhere, presentations of student-written work as well as participation in the Boston Shakespeare Competition the Mass Youth Playwrights Project and the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival.

About Our Director 

Ms. Anne Slotnick, a WHS graduate of the class of 2004, is thrilled to return to Weston High in the role of Drama Director. Prior to coming to Weston, Ms. Slotnick spend eight years teaching various Theater, Film, and Speech classes at Westborough High School, where she also directed the co-curricular theater company, Center Stage. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater and English Literature from Colgate University, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Theater Education from Emerson College. Outside of school, Ms. Slotnick participates as a board member for Weston Drama Workshop, and in the summers serves as the Assistant Director of Senior Camp at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Club Advisor Ms Anne Slotnick
Officers:

Tri-Presidents: Anika Joglekar, Eric Sakkas, Helen Townsend

Vice Presidents for Costumes:Laurel Davidoff, Thea Kendall-Green, Radhika Mishra

Vice President for Hair and Make-up: Ryan Aldrich

Vice President for Crew and Management: Leah LeBaron

Vice President for Lights and Sound: Sadie Noone
Vice President for Set/Prop/Shop: Thomas Piccione

Theater Company

WHS Fiddler on the RoofWeston High School Theater Company Presents
Fiddler on the Roof
The award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia is a true musical theatre tradition.

May 2, 3, and 4 2019 at 7pm Weston High Auditorium

Credits:Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl. Original direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.


wayside school logoWeston High Theater Company presents Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Based on a popular series of children’s novels by Louis Sachar, the play brings to life an elementary school classroom thirty stories high, in a wacky world where the oddest things keep happening!

Adapted for the stage by John Olive from the novels by Louis Sachar


dark of the moon posterThe Weston High Theater Company, and its new drama director Anne Slotnick, begin the 2018-2019 season with Dark of the Moon, a dark folktale from the Appalachian region, by authors Howard Richardson and William Berney. The play takes place in a rural town in the Appalachian valley in 1930. It is the story of the beautiful Barbara Allen and the witch-boy, John, with whom she falls in love. The Witch culture and the Townsfolk culture are forever at odds, with a long history of deep seeded resentment and prejudice. The love between Barbara and John exasperates this, and though their love story thrives for a time, it ultimately ends in tragedy

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Auditions for the Spring Musical, Mamma Mia! January 6th, 7th and 8th

AUDITIONS for the spring musical, Mamma Mia! are next Monday,…
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WHS Theater Company Presents Twelfth Night November 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm

WHS Theater Company presents…. TWELFTH NIGHT A comedy by…
12th night

WHS Theater Company Presents Twelfth Night November 21, 22 & 23

WHS Theater Company presents.... TWELFTH NIGHT A comedy by…