Our talented class 12’s have been hard at work on their two modern play productions; the culmination of their school drama work and one of the highlights of a Waldorf journey. While both plays carry a parental guidance notice because of their mature themes and language, we hope you will support their upcoming performances. Book a babysitter now if needs be and come and enjoy some thought-provoking and dynamic entertainment!
The Balcony is Madame Irma’s high-class establishment where gentlemen come to indulge their fantasies of power, eros and violence in elaborate private role playing. Yet outside the ruling classes are facing a revolt. Before long, Irma, her clients, and her staff will be drawn into performing for the state and blurring the lines between fantasy and reality in ways they never imagined. Jean Genet’s provocative satirical classic retains the symbolic intensity of its controversial first performances in post-war France.
Leo has cycled east across America while trying to make sense of his young life. Vera, his quirky New York grandmother, makes an effort to connect with him as a way out of her lonely existence. But can Leo really connect with anyone after all that has happened to him? Can the characters cross the emotional distances between them? Amy Herzog gives us a lyrical and challenging slice of 21st century life in the American tradition of Tennessee Williams.