I just left the theatre after another outstanding rehearsal for The Witches. The Witches is an adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl, about a young boy who goes on vacation and discovers a group of witches with an evil plot. Our production is filled with puppets, special effects, and some first-rate performances from our student actors. Performances are October 25-28 and tickets will be available here.
I’m also busy preparing for the upcoming TEDx Quincy event on October 8! The theme is Big Ideas for Little America. I’ll be one of the speakers; I’ll be discussing how we can use the performing arts to create accessibility in our community. Tickets to the event are available here; information about local viewing parties and live streaming is available here. I’m so grateful to be included among this dynamic group of speakers.
Last week was a special one at QCT, as we held our annual picnic to announce the new season! We got rained out of our usual park location, but after some helpful volunteers pitched in we were able to relocate indoors in time for the meeting. The 2019 student theatre season will include:
The Addams Family (School Edition)
By Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Andrew Lippa
February 7-10, 2019
Apollo: To the Moon
By Mary Hall Surface
QCT On-the Road Show: Touring April 29-June 8, 2019
By Joseph Robinette (adapted from the book by E.B. White)
June 13-16, 2019
The Boxcar Children
By Barbara Field (based on the books by Gertrude Chandler Warner)
October 24-27, 2019
I’m looking forward to working on these pieces with my students! I’ll be directing all of them except for The Boxcar Children.
Why? Because next fall I’ll be taking on a different challenge – directing QCT’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I’m so excited to get to work on this intricate piece of theatre by Simon Stephens, based on the Mark Haddon Novel. Performances will be September 13-22, 2019.
Season tickets will go on sale in October; visit QCT’s website for more details!