For the 16th year, New Trier High School will present the freshman production "Page to Stage" from Feb. 20-22.
The show begins at 7 p.m. each night in New Trier's theatre classroom at the Northfield Campus (Room E221). Each Theatre 1: Theatre Workshop Class has worked with their theatre teacher to bring classic comedies to life as a unique ensemble.
This year, the one-act productions include: "Fools," a comic fable by Neil Simon set in a small Ukrainian village; "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," a man's fantastical journey to escape an otherwise dull existence; and Lewis Carroll's classic, "Alice in Wonderland."
"Each of those plays has allowed our freshman theatre students to be immersed in the experience of putting on a production from start to finish," instructor Thomas Malouf said. "The time spent in class blocking scenes, memorizing lines and incorporating props, costumes, lighting, and sound is all preparation for their future work as student actors in the Media, Speech and Theatre Department."
Children and students in grades K- 8 are free to attend. New Trier students are free with ID. Please consider making a suggested donation of $5 per adult at the Box Office or at www.newtrier.k12.il.us/performingarts .
All donations help fund the Raise the Stage Campaign. For additional information about Raise the Stage, visit http://www.raisethestage.org/ .
Monday, Feb. 20
Fools (Cast A): Mery Drilling-Coren, Sydney Gaines-Wheeler, Ellie Hartman, Breezy Israelov, Andrew Kearney, Ella Levi, Jake Rasof, Liam Ryan, Grace Tobey and Elias Wachtel
Alice in Wonderland (Cast A): Ben Ancell, Anna Boden, Jules Brown, Sara Bunge, Erin Donahue, Charlotte Jaffe, Sarah Kravitz, James McColl, Halle Powell and Isabelle Roberts. This play was commissioned by New Trier, thanks to a grant from the New Trier Fine Arts Association.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Fools (Cast B): Elijah Barker, Alec Bender, Jenna Dushman, Quinton Eudy, Sabrina Hagedorn, Lucy McDowell, Ian Michelson, Emma Parks, Lauren Piotrowski, Zach Stein and Renee Zhou
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Cast A): Anna Feinerman, Kathryn Madigan, Rachel D. Miller, Andrew Moerschel, Reilly Oh, Sam Palomino, Spencer Rosin, Abbey Sawtell, Sidney Spiecher and Nicolette Tshilds
Wednesday, Feb. 22
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Cast B): Emma Hinze, Lilly Jones, Max Levy, Rachel B. Miller, Ben Morabito, Phoebe Moy, Billy Nayman, Sam Patterson, Marie Tasiopoulos and Hannah Yulish
Alice in Wonderland (Cast B): Cammi Avery, Annie Berlin, Katherine Connolly, Isabel Dube, Emma Friedman, Ilana Greenstein, Joe Handelman, Meg Hoying, Millie James and Aidan Loldoce
Anne James-Noonan and Tommy Malouf, Instructors
Denise Karczewski, Designer/Technician
Andrew Clark, Sound Designer
Sue Romanelli, Costumes and Props