A dedicated cast and crew of 29 Middle and Upper School students worked under the direction of Ms. Thayer Greenberg to produce a magnificent performance of “The Children of Eden” for a closed audience of family members. Click for photos.
COVID-19 couldn’t stop this devoted group from putting on a fantastic theatrical performance this year. Rehearsals began in November as actors and technical crew adapted to mask and distancing protocols. As Ms. Greenberg stated, these students “have grown and flourished in music and technical theater.”
Three performances took place for small audiences of the involved students’ parents. “Children of Eden” has roots in the biblical stories of Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark. Themes of choices, family, love, and acceptance were explored through these student-actors’ powerhouse vocals and beautiful choreographed movements. Passionate performances brought the characters to life as the people evolve from primitive roots in Act I to more vibrant, free-thinkers in Act II. The 19 actors triumphed and overcame obstacles such as singing while wearing a face shield, introduced just a couple weeks prior to the performance. To project and sing without fogging a plastic shield shows how ready these students were to take on any challenge. To do so while showcasing such poise and talent is an impressive feat. Local theater professionals Ms. Jasmine Deal (Technical Director) and Mr. Justin Greer (Music Director) were integral to the success of this performance and our students learned so much from their expertise.
The School is proud to congratulate the cast and crew of “The Children of Eden” on a remarkable performance!