Scholars’ Showcases Its Theatrical Side
The Scholars’ Academy Theater Arts Club presented its first-ever play, “And There Were None,” Friday, March 23. Under the direction of Leslie Kohn, with the support of Principal Brian O’Connell and Assistant Principal Michele Smyth, the cast of 10 actors and eight crewmembers demonstrated their outstanding talents.
“I was very impressed with how the students rose to the occasion and showed so much enthusiasm for the show, and really enjoyed themselves as well,” Kohn said.
The play is an adaptation of the book “Ten Little Indians,” by Agatha Christie, a thrilling murder mystery novel in which 10 strangers are invited to an island because they are all guilty of making dark decisions in their pasts. One by one they meet their demise by an unknown host in line with a very peculiar nursery rhyme, which hangs above the fireplace. They, and the audience, are left guessing who might be the murderer.
One of the actors, Josue Bastidas, who played General MacKenzie, said he enjoyed his role immensely. “Mackenzie is just like me,” Bastidas said. “It was not just the acting I enjoyed, but I was happy to put on a great show.”
Even if you missed this production, Scholars’ Academy will present “Aladdin Jr.,” Friday, May 4.
Kohn added, “We look forward to the 2012-2013 academic year, with a fall high school play and the first-ever high school spring musical. I am thrilled to be sharing my passion in the arts with the entire community.”