Past SHows

Spring 2022 - Amélie

 

Amélie Poulain lives inside her head as she explores the world around her following an isolated childhood. Along the way, she meets many unique people including a former trapeeze artist, a fig salesman, and an artist with brittle bone disease. Amélie keeps herself isolated as a defense mechanism until a bottle drops, a trapdoor opens, and her life is changed forever. Watch this heartwarming story in which she opens herself to new friends, experiences, and romance.

Spring 2021 - Rumors: A Staged Reading

Four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for a tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

This production is a one-night performance in order to fundraise for Marshall fire victims. All ticket sales will be donated to Impact for Education, which supports BVSD families who were affected by the fire.

Fall 2021 -- The Taming of the Shrew

A framing story, The Taming of the Shrew provides social commentary on 16th century misogyny through satire. When Christopher Sly passes out drunk one night, a lord decides to trick him into thinking that he's a nobleman by taking him home and having a page impersonate his wife. For entertainment, the lord has a troupe of travelling actors put on a play for Sly, in which two sisters, one "as famous for her scolding tongue as is the other for beauteous modesty" are set to get married. 

 

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Spring 2021 -- She Kills Monsters/Miss Lonelyhearts

She Kills Monsters is about a completely average girl, Agnes Evans and her sister Tilly, who along with their parents, dies in a car crash. The two sisters were always into opposite things: Agnes strived to be “normal” while Tilly enjoyed things classified as “geeky”, and enjoyed the game Dungeons and Dragons. Agnes finds a D&D module Tilly had written and as the fantasy world and Agnes' reality collide, she learns many things about her sister she didn’t know before she died.

Miss Lonelyhearts takes place in New York in the 1930s, and is about a journalist writing for a lovelorn column in the newspaper. Miss Lonelyhearts considers the people writing into his column desperate, and falls into a depression feeling burdened. He reads through the dark letters and tries to cope in various unhealthy ways. 

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Spring 2020 -- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Based on the Pedro Almodóvar film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), the musical tells the tale of a group of women in late 20th-century Madrid whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion.

Fall 2019 -- Wilderness

A pulsating documentary theatre piece that speaks to our collective search for connection and hope, as families survive the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany coming of age 21st-century America. It is anchored by six real families' stories-- narratives that explore issues of mental health, addiction, and gender and sexual identity. 

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Spring 2019 -- Student Directed One Acts

Student Directed One Acts feature nine different shows, produced by nine different directors, all of whom are upperclassmen at Centaurus High. They have cast, designed, practiced, and produced it all on their own. 

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Spring 2019 -- 9 to 5

It centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous, Franklin Hart.

Fall 2018 -- Strange Borders

In this hilarious comedy, the scramble for a stolen ten grand between gangsters and thugs posing as members of high society makes for some very strange borders in Ms. Cordelia's house.