On Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, the Concord Academy community enjoyed the winter 2020 mainstage production Indecent, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. The play is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent follows the history of the drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. The CA cast worked with a dialect coach, a folk-dance specialist, and Rachael Cerrotti, a podcaster who researched her grandmother’s Holocaust experience.
View photos from the show below.
Pippin Makes Theater Magic on the Mainstage
The Concord Academy Performing Arts Department wowed audiences with whimsical performances of Pippin on February 24 and 25. Directed by theater teacher Megan Schy Gleeson, student artists used music, movement, and even magic to tell the story of a young prince searching for meaning in his life.
The Dance Dynasty Continues
Taking over from longtime beloved dance program co-directors, Amy Spencer and Richard Colton P’13, Rika Okamoto and Alexander Brady are supporting CA students every step of the way.
Student Playwriting and Directing Get the Spotlight in New Play Project
Student-written stories came to life as part of the What’s on Your Mind? New Play Project (WOYM). On January 13, 11 original short plays were presented in the Performing Arts Center—the culmination of an extracurricular program led by theater teacher Megan Schy Gleeson.