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The Theatre Department mounts two major productions each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. All students may audition for these shows. The theatre production class assists with the building of sets, costumes and props. Students are also a big part of marketing and ticket sales. Shows are directed by Ms. Drozd, with the entire performance being run by students. Buffalo Seminary is very fortunate to be in a town with so many theatre professionals, who, from time to time, are able to work hand in hand with our students.  

Play rehearsals are usually from 3:30-6:00 p.m. during the school week. We also hold weekend rehearsals, especially during the final weeks leading up to opening night. We try to work around sports and clubs, but students must understand their own need to prioritize and follow through on commitments. We do our best to work with the Athletic Department to allow our students to have as many opportunities as they can handle.

Susan Drozd

Director

Performances:

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Our 2013 Marion McNulty Dillon '22 Spring Drama

Wednesday, March 6 - Special Preview for Sem Families, Faculty and Friends - 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 7 - Official opening for the general public - 7 p.m.
Friday, March 8 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 - Two shows - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Illusion by Tony Kushner
Fall - November 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Preview - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Opening - 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17 - Two shows - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Courses:

Early American Drama (Foundation)
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Acting Shakespeare
Production
Theatre Styles (Foundation)
Introduction to Acting
Freshman Arts Eye

 

Recent student productions include:


Chamber Music
The Odyssey
I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Riders to the Sea
Gaieties
A Collection of Korean Folktales
At the Hawk's Well, W.B. Yeats
Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters
King Stag, Carlo Gozzi
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
Antigone, Brendan Kennelly
Quilters, Newman & Damashek
Hoplite Diary, Tom Lee
The Imaginary Invalid, Moliere

 

Click here to see a video of our 2008 production. The performance opened with a traditional Tea Ceremony, which was followed by At the Hawk's Well, a play by W. B. Yeats performed in the Japanese Noh style.

 


 

 


 

CLICK HERE to listen to the WBFO interview
with the cast of Chamber Music  March 2012

 


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