Drama at Grove City Christian Academy 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, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Little Women.
Mr. Ross Kucks, our Latin and humanities teacher, is the director and has been directing plays for the last twelve 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 works tirelessly every year to create wonderful costumes, find props, and help give acting direction to the students. Mrs. Michelle Ritenour has functioned for several years as producer, managing publicity and helping ease the managerial tasks associated with the play. In the last three years, they have been joined by a student director. This year's student director is Will Mueller. He has acted in several previous GCCA productions.
In addition to the cast of the play, the theater program has students running sound, lights, and backstage. The program has also developed a drama club whose job is to set up and tear down for the shows and provide concessions. Each of these operations is managed by adult volunteers who make up the production crew. The number of people involved in the productions has grown every year, and it is their willingness to give of time and resources that makes this program so successful!
This year's production is A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. It's a romantic comedy in which two couples wander into the woods and encounter the fairy king, who in an attempt to solve their relationship problems, creates entirely new ones. The ensuing chaos is hilarious and profound as the couples find love and wonder at both the trials they underwent and the transformation they've undergone. The play is an invitation to all ages to laugh at the comedy of errors and enjoy a truly magical experience. Come out March 30th and 31st at 7 p.m. or April 1st for two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through our online portal, which will be available March 1.