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Students occasionally produce plays read in seminar; sometimes they even stage classical tragedies with characters speaking in ancient Greek, which they learn in freshman and sophomore tutorials.
Acting is only one skill developed as part of a performance group; others include lighting and set design, sound, makeup, and costume design.
In addition to taking part in a variety of musical groups on campus, students with an interest in music have opportunities to participate in theater.
Even if you don’t get involved in theater at St. John’s, the on-campus productions make great entertainment—and provide fodder for yet more conversation.
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Theater at St.
John’s provides an opportunity for students to challenge themselves in many roles, both on stage and off.
All St. John’s students may participate in a student-directed performing group: either the
King William Players
in Annapolis or Chrysostomos
in Santa Fe.
About four productions are staged each year.
from classical drama to Shakespeare to modern works. Recent titles include The Importance of Being
Earnest, Hamlet, Lysistrata, The Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, and Blood Wedding.
By embracing the difficult, stepping out of your comfort zone, collaborating with fellow students,
and entering into the spirit of great drama. By getting in costume. By slipping into—and out of—character.
To cultivate an appreciation of the dramatic arts. To expand your confidence. To bond with your
peers. To entertain the rest of the St. John’s community. To have some of the best times of your life.