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Drama hosts ‘A Night of One Acts’

Drama hosts ‘A Night of One Acts’

Anastasia Greer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

The drama department performed its annual spotlight play — this year, titled “A Night of One Acts” — from April 21 to April 23. The production, led and directed by students, featured seven individual acts and a variety of actors and directors. “I was really impressed with the coordination...

Drama department debuts “Romeo and Juliet”

Drama department debuts “Romeo and Juliet”

Akshita Dondeti

December 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Theater

The drama department, led by Don Enoch, debuted “Romeo and Juliet” in the Pavilion Dec. 3-5. Seniors Kayla Gorenstein and Jenna Kealer portrayed Juliet Capulet, and seniors Nick Singley and Gianberto Ridino portrayed Romeo Montague. Production manager Ellyn Schneider and the stage crew created...

Review: Drama department at its best

Review: Drama department at its best

Rithik Kumar

October 16, 2015


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Student Life, Theater

In its first production of the school year, the Oak Park drama department took an innovative approach to the romantic comedy, “You Can’t Take It with You,” gaining acclaim for the overall success of the performance. An adaption of Frank Capra’s classic, the play dramatizes the nuances of a...

The Don of a new age

The Don of a new age

Anastasia Greer and Eric Kellenberger

September 27, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

English teacher Don Enoch has taken over drama teacher Allan Hunt’s position as the new director for all future productions in the drama department. “I am delighted that Mr. Enoch has agreed to direct this year. He brings a lot of professional background to the job,” Principal Kevin Buchanan said....

Drama students run the show

Drama students run the show

Eric Kellenberger

June 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Student Life, Theater

The student-rendered spotlight play “Plaza Suite” premiered in the Oak Park pavilion May 21-23. The play, written by Neil Simon, was directed by senior Monica Hennessy and produced by senior Mia Beckerman. Oak Park’s Drama Club chooses and hosts the last play of the year, known as the spotlight...

Drama department honored, performs number from “Evita” at Pantages Theater

Drama department honored, performs number from “Evita” at Pantages Theater

Giselle Langley

June 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, News, Theater

Oak Park High School's drama department has been recognized for its theatrical productions at the 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards. This awards show is a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in schools in the Los Angeles area. Oak Park's drama department was previously...

“A Chorus Line” provokes debate

“A Chorus Line” provokes debate

Eric Kellenberger, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

Controversy within the community over raunchy language in the Oak Park production of “A Chorus Line” has led to a discussion about censorship — and the possibility of canceling the show. After conversations between the administration, cast members and parents of cast members, who cautioned...