Theatre Arts Department
HPSH 22-23 Season of Plays
The Children's Hour
By Lillian Helman
First staged in 1934, this groundbreaking play was in serious consideration for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It has seen several Broadway revivals, the latest in 2011. Inspired by the true life story of Scottish teachers in 1810, the play still speaks to audiences today. It illustrates the power of a lie as well as the devastation of intolerance.
Student Directed One Acts
This year’s student directors have chosen thought provoking, moving and hilarious scripts to bring to life. Come support emerging artists and technicians for these inspiring performances. You just might be able to say, “I saw them when…”
The Addams Family
a new musical comedy
By Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, Andrew Lippa
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
By John Cariani
Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with its own touch of sorcery.
Highland Park Theatre Arts
Our program is open to ANY student interested in theatre. Whether on stage or behind the scenes, students get a rich, professional experience. For each of our productions we have at least one weekend of performances held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with a Saturday matinee as well. Rehearsals are generally after school Monday through Friday with some evening rehearsals when needed.
Students involved in technical theatre have the opportunity to learn about lighting, costumes, props, sets, make-up, stage management, choreography and directing. From concepting to production, students have hands on participation.
Our booster club - Highland Theatre Friends and Family - HTFF recruits from our community of students, their families and friends to help build sets, sew costumes and run the front of house for each performance. Contact Nancy Michael if interested - email@example.com
OUR SEASON OF SHOWS:
For all shows: Tickets are available at the door - $5.00 for students and seniors, $10.00 for adults.
Fall Shows -this year we are doing two shows on the same, slightly altered set. First - CLUE (written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn) - performance dates: November 17-19 and The Children's Hour written by Lillian Hellman - performance dates: December 8-10.
One Act Plays - this is an opportunity for our seniors (and sometimes juniors) to direct. We do about 5 short plays and often produce original scripts written by students. We take one of the plays to the Minnesota State High School League One Act Play contest. Performances will be held January 19-21.
Spring Musical - this year we will be producing The Addams Family, a new musical, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Performance dates: March 16-18.
Spring Show - TBD - this is a non-musical similar to the fall show, in that it may be any genre of theatre. In past years we have produced full 2 hour plays written by students. Performance dates: May 18-20.
If interested contact Nancy Michael