SHOWS & EVENTS
A Zombie Extravaganza – November 14 & 15 at 7 pm and November 16 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Theatre I One Act: The 10 Best/Worst Things About High School – December 18 at 4 pm
APS Theatre Festival – January 9 (TJ Middle School)
Pre-VHSL Performance: Things Fall (Meanwhile) – January 24 at 7pm (Yorktown Auditorium)
VHSL Performance: Things Fall (Meanwhile) – January 25
Theatre Arts IV Senior Showcase – April 20-24 (in-school), April 25 (marathon)
Click here to see a list of Yorktown shows from 2000 through present.
Yorktown curricular theatre students put on a variety of shows each year, including a Theatre Arts IV Student Showcase and Theatre I, II, and IV’s One Act shows. All Yorktown students may audition for the Annual Show, which is a musical every other year.
THEATRE ARTS IV
The Theatre IVs senior showcase will be April 24th at 7pm and April 25th.
New this year, the Theatre IVs performed a one act play, Things Fall (Meanwhile), a short comedic play by Barton Bishop on Friday, January 24th. The comedy begins as musical prodigy Meg Meadows accidentally drops an air-conditioning unit out of her window, crushing someone on the street below, causing her to lose the ability to hear music. Meanwhile, after Keb’s brother is killed by a falling air-conditioner in the middle of their street-dance routine, Keb loses his grasp of language and begins speaking gibberish. Meanwhile, Emily Piper, in a fit of rage, accidentally throws a javelin over a mountain range. Meanwhile, Helen, on a stroll in the woods, is suddenly nailed to a tree by a flying javelin. Paramedics say she’ll be fine, but she’s going to have to spend the rest of her life nailed to her tree. In this one act show, lives and stories collide to create a truly unique mesmerizing tale!
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). The Theatre IVs also performed the play as part of the VHSL One Act Play Competition on Saturday, January 25th at Yorktown.
(BY AUDITION – OPEN TO ALL YORKTOWN STUDENTS)
Advanced theatre students have the opportunity to perform in a one act play for district, regional, and/or state high school theatre festivals. (Read more about these festivals.) The public is invited to attend early performances of these shows, with the opportunity to offer comments to the director and ask the cast questions. This year’s show is Things Fall (Meanwhile) and will be performed on Friday January 24th as well as part of the VHSL One Act Play Competition at Yorktown High School this year on January 25th.
YHS THEATRE SHOWS
THEATRE FESTIVAL ONE ACT SHOW
(THEATRE IV AND TECHNICAL THEATRE)
THEATRE II ONE ACT SHOW
THEATRE III ONE ACT SHOW
AP Theatre A Comedy in One Act by Ed Monk
March 19th & 20th 7:00pm
Free, YHS Auditorium
Welcome to Advance Placement Theatre examination. To demonstrate your knowledge of theater history, you will adapt three classic styles (Bunruku, Greek Theater, and Theater of the Absurd) into short plays dealing with the problems of the modern adolescent. You have thirty minutes to finish. Your time begins . . . now. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc (www.playscripts.com)
Cut A Comedy in One Act by Ed Monk
March 19 & 20th 7:00pm
Free, YHS Auditorium
A group of actors rehearses a play within a play within a play. As the plot complications multiply, the actors begin to forget who is playing whom and who is the real director -- as opposed to the actor who is playing the director, or vice versa. Then they can’t seem to remember who they really are, as opposed to the people they are playing in any of the various scripts. Then things start to get confusing. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc (www.playscripts.com)
Each year — usually in the spring but in November this school year — the Theatre Department produces a show that involves the entire student body. This year’s show was the play A Zombie Extravaganza! Recent productions include: Mamma Mia!; Almost, Maine; Pippin; The True Adventures of Pinocchio; West Side Story; Alice in Wonderland; The Wizard of Oz; Aida; James and the Giant Peach; Peter Pan; Seussical; and The Secret Garden. These shows allow students of all ability levels to use their creativity, develop technique, and work cooperatively with a diverse group of people.
THEATRE I ONE ACT SHOW
This year, the Theatre I class will produce a one act play: The 10 Best/Worst Things About High School