Welcome to Gunn Theatre for 2017-2018!! We take great pride in producing wonderful shows and exploring the richness to be found in theatrical expression, whether in the form of performance, writing, designing, singing, or any of the other myriad modes of communication that theatre affords. Glad you’re here!!
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Dearest Patrons of King Lear, we are SO EXCITED to present this outdoor performance of Lear! If, however, it should rain (see weather-related link below) we will STILL PERFORM THE PLAY RAIN OR SHINE! IF it’s wet, we’ll all just meet in the Studio Theatre and have an intense and beautiful INDOOR production. With a show so nice, you should come twice: Rain AND Shine!. See you soon!!
Gunn Theatre, nothing if not audacious, is taking on what many have called the Mount Everest of Shakespeare’s plays, KING LEAR! It will be performed OUTDOORS on the N-building’s Grand Staircase, behind Spangenberg, March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, at 7:00pm SHARP! The Opening Night Gala begins at 5:30, March 15th (the ides of March…), in the Gunn faculty lounge. Tickets for that event only are $25, including food and a must-see introductory lecture by our own resident Shakespearean scholar, Mr. Tim Farrell. Attendees will then make their way to the Patio in front of the N-Building for Opening Night! All other performances are completely FREE OF CHARGE! Come prepared for nighttime chills: Bring blankets, pads, beach chairs (if you want to sit down in front), and plenty of jackets! Warm food and drinks will be available throughout the shows.
King Lear is a play both dark and desperate, but also one of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. An aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The unexpected consequence of losing everything that defines him is shattering—a reminder that even the most powerful among us can be undone.
This magnificent community celebration of language, music, light and performance is an event you won’t want to miss!
King Lear will perform March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 2018. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, January 10th and will run from after school to 5:45 most afternoons. There will be two mandatory weekend rehearsals right before we open (March 3-4 & 10-11 2018). We WILL be rehearsing Monday March 12th, a school holiday.
Broadway Workshop Performances will be at 7:30pm October 12 and 13, 2017 in Gunn’s Studio Theatre.
Come to informational meeting Thursday August 24th in the Studio Theatre at Lunch!
Auditions for Fall Play are Wednesday and Thursday, August 30th and 31st right after school in the Studio Theatre. Performances are November 2 -12th 2017. Come to the information meeting next Thursday, 8/24th at lunch!
Spring Shakespeare (TBA) auditions are after school in January 2018. Performances are March 15-24th, 2018!
Gunn’s Student Directed One-Acts:
Student Directed One-Acts Auditions are in April ‘18. Performances May 3-12, 2018