West Catholic Theatre Program


Support the Theatre

This year, the theatre program is raising funds to help offset production expenses. On average, it costs $200 per student to run our program each year. Please join us and make a tax-deductible donation to be used to fund the purchase of costumes, props, set materials and any other needs of the theatre program. Our overall goal is to raise $6,000 this year. Donations can be mailed to West Catholic, Attn: Theatre Program, or made online using the button below.

Contact

Justina Ouellette
Theatre Director
(616) 233-5900
justinaouellette@grwestcatholic.org

Theatre Updates

Find the latest links from WC Theatre Director Miss Ouellette here: linktr.ee/wctheatre (link is external)


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.

Stranded: Views From Quarantine

Bonus Production

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? 


2020-2021 Theatre Season

TBD

TBD

More information to come.



Performance Dates

March 24-27, 2021
TBD


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.



Performance Dates

November 7 & 8, 2020
On-Demand


Macbeth

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.



Performance Dates

Rescheduled for 2021-2022