2020-2021 Theatre Season
Enjoy selections from some of West Catholic theatre students' favorite musicals!
A streaming link for this production is posted below. Streaming will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27.
March 27, 2021
War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script
BY HOWARD E. KOCH
Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is a thriller.
November 7 & 8, 2020
Stranded: Views From Quarantine
In April 2020, seven West Catholic students met on Google Meet to rehearse a virtual monologue play. The play itself was the result of efforts from various playwrights to give students an opportunity to perform in a world where live performances had become a danger to public health and safety. The result is a collection of monologues that gives us a glimpse into life while quarantined. You may notice some common threads throughout each piece, but one thing ties them together: how do different people handle quarantine?
By William Shakespeare
Combined cast with Catholic Central High School
A terrifyingly prophetic tale of revenge, murder, and madness, Macbeth ominously traces the fallout when the darkest side of humanity cheats its way into a position of power. Often referred to as “The Scottish Play” by superstitious theatergoers due to the purported witchcraft found within its text, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest, scariest, and yet, most popular tragedies.
Rescheduled for 2021-2022