Alumni Invitation to The Senior Class Play
All alumni, alumni parents, alumni grandparents and friends are invited to …
The Denver Waldorf School Senior Class Play ‘The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder’
Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18
The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo St Denver, CO
Please join fellow alumni, alumni parents and friends before the show from 5:30 pm~6:45 pm
for an informal happy hour across the street on Friday, May 17 at Patsy’s Inn Italian Restaurant!
(3651 Navajo Street)
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‘The Matchmaker’ Play Preview by Mr. David Johnson,
Dramatic Arts Teacher, The Denver Waldorf School
This year’s senior class will perform Thornton Wilder’s THE MATCHMAKER at the Bug Theater on May 17 & 18 at 7 o’clock. This class has been given exciting theatrical challenges over the past four years and they have met them all with courage, insight and talent.
Their freshman year they performed an adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to packed houses. Their performance of John Patrick’s
THE CURIOUS SAVAGE was offered with grace and charm. It also allowed them to show off their art and music talents.
Their junior performance of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT gave them a chance to exhibit their beautiful artistic ability recreating three Edward Hopper paintings as the scenery and gave them a forum to hone their very powerful acting skills. All this work will enable them to take on THE MATCHMAKER, a very fast and demanding farce that was the basis for the 1964 musical HELLO DOLLY.
The themes comically exaggerate the morals woven into the relationships between men and women in the late 19th century and ask us to examine, with a laughing eye, the haves and have-nots in that same time period. The play is a beautiful romp by a master playwright, with two playwriting Pulitzers, who had a keen sense of the karmic paths that all human beings must walk.
Come support and laugh with the class of 2013 as they end their DWS theatrical career on a wonderfully zany note.
(Artwork by Denver Waldorf School 12th grade student Ruta Smith)