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Theatre Productions

American Heritage Center for the Arts s 2019 FALL SEASON!

Junior/Senior Play

Our first production is Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, written in 1934 tells the story of a pair of well meaning, teachers who open a boarding school for girls from affluent families in the New England countryside. When a mischievous, spoiled bully develops resentment towards her teachers, she decides to spread a malicious lie about the women. Despite a vicious battle to squelch the agriegious falsehood, the girl fiercely manipulates a classmate into corroborating her story. The ensuing public scandal ironically binds both the accusers and the accused in a fatal web of devastation. This once banned play shook the values of contemporary society and ensured a place for the young writer among the classic playwrights of the American stage.

 

Show dates are October 2-5 at 7:00 PM in our Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for students (6th grade & lower). Faculty and Upper School students receive a free ticket with their school ID.

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Jr. High Play

AHS Center for the Arts presents Step on a Crack:  Ellie Murphy lived happily with her widowed father, Max, bowling, eating TV dinners and playing with junk. But now, suddenly, life is different. Max has remarried, and Ellie has a stepmother. Ellie and her imaginary friends, Lana and Frizbee, launch into a fantasy world as Ellie seeks to escape real-life problems. They romp through prison breaks, Cinderella, Snow White and Ellie's own funeral where "Everyone is really sorry for all the mean things they did to you." Only by running away and discovering what it is really like to be alone does Ellie begin to come to terms with herself and her own need for a mother.

 

Show dates are October 24 at 7:00 PM and October 26, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. in our Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for students (6th grade & lower). Faculty and Upper School students receive a free (non-cabaret) ticket with their school ID. 

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High School Musical

Come enjoy the folksy musical that tells the story of a feisty parolee who follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

Show dates are November 20-23 at 7:00 PM in our Main Theatre. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for students (6th grade & lower).  Faculty and Upper School students receive a free ticket with their school ID.



The box office is located in the lobby of the Main Theatre and, starting approximately two weeks before the show opening, is open every school day from 11:45 - 1:00 PM. Tickets can be PURCHASED (not free tickets) on line at http://ahschool.tix.com