Bishop DuBourg High school puts on a wonderful play, full of emotions, according to this student review by The Cappies, the student thespian and critical review program in the region.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
By Tiffany Vonderahe of Northwest School District The terrible misfortunes that surround everyone, including earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados, are addressed in this play as “Acts of God.” The play starts with a window, a simple window with Maria, Gibbons, explaining the window. It ends with the lights dimming, and the sirens starting. Bishop DuBourg High school puts on a wonderful play, full of emotions. The world premiere of “Acts of God” was in 2006 at the Evansville Civic Center in Evansville, Indiana. It was based off of actual events. Bishop DuBourg, however, added the Joplin tornado to the story, and it fit right in. They also changed the character “Fernando” from a girl to a boy. These changes are perfectly acceptable. …
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 on Saturday 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 in …