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.

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Chamber Music Concert on February 7

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!

Winter Mainstage Production of “Indecent” on February 21 and 22

The Performing Arts Department will be kicking off the new decade with its mainstage production of Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel! There will be two performances — on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, each at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by emailing Jessica Cloutier-Plasse at jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org.

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 has already been working with a dialect coach, a folk-dance specialist, and a podcaster who researched her grandmother’s Holocaust experience. The podcast can be found at Rachael Cerrotti – We Share the Same Sky. Rachael Cerrotti will speak to the entire school at an assembly prior to the play’s debut.

Please consider supporting the receptions following performances on February 21 and 22 by signing up here.

February 22: CA Photography Alumnae/i Photography Exhibition

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of creativity, inspiration, and talent! An exhibition, “Origin Stories: Concord Academy Photography Alumnae/i Then and Now,” chronicling 30 years of the photography program at CA, will be on display February 1-29 at the Concord Free Public Library. The exhibition will also be shown on campus during reunion weekend, June 5-7, 2020. On Saturday, February 22, you are invited to see the exhibition and attend the public reception at the library from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m, then to cross the street to the Ransome Room on campus to meet some of the artists, along with members of the Visual Arts Department and other former faculty, during a special private gathering for the CA community. Details and register >