The COS Theatre program is dedicated to the advancement of the theatre arts, through traditional study and performance, and to the development of new theatrical ventures. We prepare students for further study and for an ever-changing profession.
Falling back into fall with a classic, this fall COS Theatre Department starts off the year with "Edward II", written by Christopher Marlowe (one of Shakespeare's contemporaries), depicts an amoral and ruthless political world, in which each player single-mindedly pursues their own pleasures and ambitions, with dire consequences. Edward II is new to the throne and new to marriage. Though he is the King of England and husband of the young and beautiful Queen Isabella, the only thing he cares about is his friend and lover, Gaveston. Ignoring the best interests of the country, the lords, and the queen, Edward lavishes titles and attention on Gaveston, pitting the King against almost all his lords. One lord in particular, Mortimer, will stop at nothing short of Gaveston's death, the Queen's affection, and Edward's abdication in his quest for revenge.
Auditions for this show will occur Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Sides/monologues available by here or can be emailed by contacting director. Memorization will not be needed for the audition, but please be familiar with the piece you choose. COS Students, High School Students, and Community Members are encouraged to audition for this show. Please do not let the idea of Elizabethan language intimidate you. In-depth text coaching is the director's happy place.
Rehearsals for the show will begin September 13 and will run Monday - Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The director will work with your availability within the time slot if you have some conflicting commitments up until tech week and performances, which will be early late November / Early December. Please email the director, Kitty Keim, at email@example.com with any questions you may have!
The Theatre Department is excited to announce our Spring production of "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen.
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. "She Kills Monsters" tells the story of Anes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure into the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. This show is full of battles with monsters and our own minds.
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