2005-2006 WBHS Theatre Season
Season Theme: THE VOYAGE OF LIFE- FAR FROM HOME, LIVES TRANSFORM.
"Travel broadens the mind." - Proverb
The video above was created by Mr. Greene to honor
graduating WBHS drama seniors from the class of 2006.
Fall Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream
One of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare, the story revolves around the adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The story takes place in midsummer and is a complex farce featuring Hermia & Lysander and Helena & Demetrius. Their romantic intrigues are confused and complicated still further by entering the forest where Oberon, the King of the Fairies and his Queen, Tittania, preside. Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) is a major character who is full of mischief and tricks. Other visitors to the enchanted forest include Bottom the weaver and his friends, Snug, Snout, Quince and Flute, the amateur dramatists who want to rehearse their terrible but hilarious version fo the play Pyramus and Thisbe. For complete production information, visit A Midsummer Night's Dream Production Gallery Page.
Children's Show: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
A light-heated children's show that demands audience participation and offers a few slightly different takes on classic children's tales. For complete production information, visit the Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Production Gallery Page.
MIFA One-Act Festival: The Shadow Box
In this Pulitzer Prize winning play, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds. The play dramatizes their anxieties and their
coming to grips with the finality of their condition in a preordained future whose only imponderable is its exact length. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends.
For complete production information, visit The Shadow Box Production Gallery Page.
For additional production photos and information, visit the WBHS MIFA website.
Synopsis and show information available at Samuel French, Inc.
Winter Production: 2007 WB Film Festival Featuring, Educating Einstein
The 2006 WB Film Festival saw the creation of WBHS's second feature-lenghth film, "Educating Einstein". Once again, a three-student panel was chosen to serve on the writing staff and worked for two months to create a screenplay from scratch. Following the writing process, a production staff and then actors were brought into the mix. Former WBHS alums Jason Potash and Eric Maniloff lent their expertise during a few days of the shoot. Educating Einstein took a Best in Show Award at the 2007 Michigan Student Film and Video Awards ceremony. For complete production information, visit the Educating Einstein Production Gallery Page.
Spring Musical: Anything Goes
The action takes place on the SS American, sailing from New York to England. On board are the beautiful American heiress Hope Harcourt, her English Fiance' Sir Evelyn Oakleigh and Hope's mother. Stowing away on board is Billy Crocker, a young admirer of Hope who can't believe she would really marry the silly Sir Evelyn and determines to try and stop her. Public Enemy Number Thirteen, with his moll Bonnie, is also along for the ride and he passes on to Billy the passport and ticket of a gangster friend of his who didn't make the boat. This leads to unwelcome complications for Billy as he and the Public Enemy have to keep changing disguises to avoid arrest. Also on board is the sexy, incandescent Reno Sweeney, ex-evangelist and current night club singer. With her help, all the shipboard disasters are averted and t he romances are sorted out. This show, widely regarded as the very best of Cole Porter, shows off all the consumate skills of a master. For complete production information, visit the Anything Goes Production Gallery Page. For additional pictures, videos and information about the show check out our Anything Goes production website.