By Ben Capuano
“Metamorphoses” is the last play I would ever expect the school to get behind performing. The water, mature themes and instances of casual swearing seem like the exact kind of thing the administration usually censors from high school productions. But it seems like just this once, all the barriers were lifted, and ultimately, the results speak for themselves.
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By Ben Capuano
Although drama produces several productions over the course of the year to showcase the extent of students’ acting abilities, the Playwriting Project gives Drama students the chance to show off their scripting abilities as well.
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By Lucille Shield
“Good Kids,” a PG-13 play, addresses teenagers, rape, social media, and victim-blaming — and is one of the most provocative plays MIHS has produced yet. Based on the 2012 Steubenville High School rape case, “Good Kids” follows high school student Chloe’s story of sexual assault.
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The Mercer Island High School drama one class performed their final improvisation show on May 19 which proved once again to be a hilarious and captivating production. Students of the drama one class work closely throughout the year to prepare for this on the spot performance that showcased the actors’ immense talent. Junior Lauren Cartwright, a drama one student, enjoys participating in the improv shows … Continue reading Final curtain call for 2016 MIHS improv
On March 26 and 27, the Drama 2 cast will be performing their original one-act short plays. For the past two months, the students have been working closely with professional writer and performer Andrea Karin Nelson on scripting and performing their own one-person shows. “We had to write like, 100 ideas, and then pick one and be like, ‘Alright I’m gonna do it!’ And now … Continue reading Drama One-Act Shows held at MIHS this weekend
After Youth Theatre Northwest’s successful run of Spring Awakening last year, the children’s theatre decided to tackle yet another musical aimed at a high school audience. Avenue Q School Edition is a hilarious coming-of-age story that delivers important life lessons to the tune of catchy songs sung by a cast of Sesame Street-style puppets. The talented high school cast of this production eloquently handles the … Continue reading Avenue Q School Edition: Not Your Average Puppet Show