Monday, January 28, 2013
Drama club’s Winter Play will be staged Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 7-9.
Monday, January 28
For Lemont High School’s Winter Play, the script will be Shakespearean, faces will be masked, identities will be mistaken -- and the comedy will be slapstick and family friendly. The school’s Drama Club will present its version of “The Comedy of Errors” nightly Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 7 through 9. Performances will begin in the school’s Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, cost $10 for adults and $7 for children, senior citizens and students with a valid school ID. “The Comedy of Errors,” one of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays, has its slapstick humor rooted in mistaken identity. The play chronicles the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Students will take the stage Friday and Saturday for an adaptation of playwright Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Men.”
Lemont High School students will take the stage this week for the school's annual winter play, and this year's production promises plenty of legal drama The Drama Club will perform "12 Angry Jurors" on Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center, 800 Porter St. Shows will begin at 7 p.m. both evenings. Lemont's production of "12 Angry Jurors" is an adaptation of playwright Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Men,” which originally was produced for television in the 1950s. The play depicts a jury forced to reconsider a nearly unanimous decision, thanks to a dissenting vote from a single juror who plants a seed of reasonable doubt in the minds of other jurors as they deliberate whether a young man murdered his own father. The young man’s penalty…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Drama Club's annual fall play will run Friday and Saturday at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Lemont High School students will take the stage this weekend for two nights of "laughter, thrills, danger and true love" as the Drama Club hosts the school's annual fall play. A Play About a Dragon will run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center, 800 Porter St. Tickets may be purchased at the door; the cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children, senior citizens and students with a valid school ID. Set in the Middle Ages, Steph DeFerie’s A Play About a Dragon features a traveling troupe of actors that believes it has committed to performing a play about a dragon for King Stanley the Stern. However, they have actually volunteered to slay a real dragon, and by the time they discover their mistake, it's …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Each week, we'll feature a whiz kid, club or group from Lemont.
Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the information included below. And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kids are... Whiz Kids' School: Old Quarry Middle School Whiz Kids' Ages: Grades 6-8 Whiz Kids' Accomplishment: Last month, more than 50 students in the Drama Club worked together to put on their play "Night at the Wax Museum." Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thirteen Lemont High School students will compete Saturday in the IHSA Sectional at Reavis.
Just five years ago, the Lemont High School Speech team was made up of just four or five students, and struggled to stay competitive with some of the powerhouse programs in the area. Today, however, Lemont boasts a strong coaching staff and more than 60 students with a broad range of talents and backgrounds. After wrapping up one of the strongest seasons in the program's short history, the team now has their eyes on the IHSA championship series. "The development of this team has been truly remarkable, especially considering where we were just five years ago," head coach Dan Franke said. On Saturday, students will represent Lemont High School in 13 of 15 events at the IHSA Sectional at Reavis. On Feb. 5, the school hosted the Regional …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Lemont High School students will take the stage Feb. 11-12 to perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The Lemont High School Drama Club will travel back to "old Lemont" this weekend in their production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning play Our Town. Written by Thornton Wilder, Our Town portrays life in an ordinary New Hampshire town , illustrating the daily routines and personal relationships of an early-20th century American family. In the Lemont High School version, which runs Feb. 11-12 at the school's Performing Arts Center, all references to the “town” are specific to Lemont. For more on the play, click here.
The Lemont High School Drama Club's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" will run Feb. 11-12 at the school's Performing Arts Center.
When Lemont High School students hit the stage this weekend in Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town, audience members will recognize a number of historical references to their own hometown. Set in the early 20th century, Our Town portrays life in an ordinary New Hampshire town, illustrating the daily routines and personal relationships of an American family. In the Lemont High School Drama Club’s version, which runs Feb. 11-12 at the school's Performing Arts Center, all references to the “town” are specific to Lemont. "We left the original script intact, but changed all of Thornton Wilder's specific references to his (New Hampshire) town to include geographical and historical aspects of Lemont," said director Sharon …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Former Lemont High School student Joe Ramski led a pantomime workshop for drama club students Monday to help them prepare for their winter play, "Our Town."
When Lemont High School Drama Club sponsor Sharon Jacobs chose the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town for the school’s winter production, she knew immediately that it would be a challenge for her students. Our Town, which portrays life in an ordinary New Hampshire town in the early 20th century, focuses primarily on its characters. When playwright Thornton Wilder was developing the script in the 1930s, he decided he wanted the story performed with no set, minimal scenery and very few props. He preferred instead for the actors to concentrate on their characters and mime their actions. In order to prepare her students for the difficult script, Jacobs contacted Joseph Ramski, a 2006 graduate of Lemont High School who recently earned a …