On Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, the Concord Academy community enjoyed the fall 2019 mainstage production: one of Shakespeare’s great comedies, A Midsummer Nights’s Dream, directed by CA theater teacher Megan Schy Gleeson. In a series of madcap mixups, lovers flee Athens and societal bounds, only to find themselves caught up in magic and mischief. Confused identities, a quarreling fairy queen and king, along with a motley group of amateur thespians rehearsing a play, all find their way in and through the forest. CA’s Green Club led a pre-show discussion about climate change before each evening’s performance. View photos from the show below.
“Origin Stories” Exhibition Showcases Creative Work by Alumnae/i and 30 Years of CA’s Photography Program
Origin Stories, an exhibition at the Concord Free Public Library in February, curated by CA photography teacher Cynthia Katz, included recent and retrospective work from 22 Concord Academy alumnae/i, all of whom were students in CA’s photography program and now work as professional artists.
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 a podcaster who researched her grandmother’s Holocaust experience. View photos from the show.
Please join the students of CA’s chamber music program on Friday, February 7, at 8:00 p.m. in the SHAC dance studio for an evening concert of musical selections spanning over 300 years! Music of Telemann, Mozart, Borodin, Dame Ethel Smyth, and John Corigliano, among others, will be performed. We hope you can join us!