Our student reviewer from MICDS says Notre Dame's production was a night of suspense and hilarity for the audience.
Friday, November 16, 2012
By Ellen Wright of Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School The alleged murder of Dr. Watson by Sherlock Holmes, a pair of hopeless would-be inspectors hoping to solve the case, a stolen priceless jewel, a few fake identities and kidnappings and constant twists and surprises (with a crass gypsy thrown into the mix) led to a night of suspense and hilarity for the viewers of Notre Dame’s "Murder at 221B." The director's search for a play led to the discovery that Mike Flood, the technical adviser, had written a hilarious Sherlock Holmes spin-off titled "Murder at 221B," which she knew was perfect. The play is divided into three acts with one intermission, and is set in 1899 at Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s apartment in London. The two …
Is theater important for students today? Was it important for you? Should it be stressed in high school? More than 120 students around the region learned about how to do theater criticism for the 29 shows they'll review this school year.
Everyone's a critic? Well, for 120 students from high schools throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties, they're not officially critics until they've gotten their training from The Cappies, the national student theater critics program. Students from 15 area high schools converged on Rockwood Summit High School over the weekend for a morning of training in how to write reviews, the rules of The Cappies program and tips on theater etiquette. Patch tagged along to find out why some of the aspiring scribes think theater is important in their lives, their schools and the world. Check the photo captions to see what students from around the region answered. Do you agree? Offer your replies in the comments below. Was theater important to you …