Theater

 

Presentation High School offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved in performing arts, on stage and off.

Three full-scale productions are performed each year: a fall musical, a winter musical and a spring play. Students also have the opportunity to produce their own shows through the Presentation chapter of the International Thespian Society.

 

 

2018-2019 Season

Production Synopsis

Once On This Island

Show Dates:
Jan 19-27

 

 

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Hamlet

Show Dates:
March 16-24


 
Hamlet is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle hs murdered his father. Hamlet feigns madness, murders the "prime minister," loves and then unloves an innocent whom he drives to madness, plots and then unplots against the uncle, directs a play within a play, successfully conspires against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally takes his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's.

 

Performing Arts Opportunities

Musicals

Presentation High School presents a full-scale musical production every fall and winter.

Plays

Presentation offers a full-scale play every spring.

ITS Club

Our student-run chapter of the International Thespian Society produces, directs, designs, and performs their own productions throughout the year. For more information about ITS, click here.

Backstage Crew

Besides performing, students also have the opportunity to learn about technical theater and be a part of our productions' technical crews. Students can take a leadership role as stage manager or work backstage as part of a team ensuring that the design elements run smoothly.

Contact

Jim Houle
Director of Performing Arts
jhoule@presentationhs.org
(408) 264-1664, ext. 2429