Arts

Drama

Drama at GCCA is an exciting opportunity for students to hone their acting and public speaking skills, create a beautiful work of art, and bond with a community of peers and instructors.  Each year, GCCA students from 7th-12th grade perform classic plays to exuberant audiences.  These have included The Mousetrap, Harvey, Twelve Angry Jurors, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.  
 
Mr. Ross Kucks, our 7th and 8th grade humanities teacher, is the director and has been directing plays for the last eight years.  He works hard to help students reach their full potential on the stage and thoroughly enjoys the process of directing.  Mrs. Faith Fedor is co-director and head of costumes, working tirelessly every year to create wonderful costumes, find props, and help give acting direction to the students.  These two have worked together for the past four years and make a fantastic team.  
 
Auditions for Drama occur in November and practices begin soon after.  Practices occur once a week for the months of December and January, twice a week in February, and four times a week in March.  Students are expected to attend all practices and are allowed two excused absences (other than for sickness), but not during the last two weeks of the play.  Cost for participation is $75 per student.  
 
Each year the play also needs a light technician, sound technician, and stage crew to help with props and scene changes.  During auditions, students can submit their form expressing interest in one of those areas.  Preference is usually given to students who have experience in those skills, but Mr. Kucks is always looking for new talent!
Our play this year, performed by 7th-12th grade students and directed by Mr. Ross Kucks, is the hilariously witty, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. This uproarious play is a romantic mixup in which two young gentlemen both pursue the young ladies of their choice with the false name of Ernest. The ensuing chaos and confusion are delightfully fun and satirical.
For this year's performances there will be a limited number of seats available for live performances, $8 for adults and $5 for students. You can either pay online or in person with cash or check. Social distancing will be practiced at the live performances, and face coverings should be used when social distancing is not able to be maintained. The play will be held at 105 Mill St., Grove City, PA 16127.  Visit this link to purchase tickets for the Live Performance:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-importance-of-being-earnest-tickets-145079295077
A Live Streaming YouTubeLive Link will also be available for purchase at a suggested donation of $5 per person viewing. Any additional donations will go towards future drama productions at GCCA.  Visit this link to purchase tickets for the Live Stream Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-importance-of-being-earnest-live-stream-tickets-145806207291
Tickets should be pre-purchased although if we have additional seating, we will also sell tickets at the door until we are at capacity.
Show Times: Doors will open 45 minutes before each show.
Thursday, April 15: 7 PM
Friday, April 16: 7 PM
Saturday, April 17: 2 PM
Saturday, April 17: 7 PM
                                               

 
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