Curtain Up! is based on three core activities: reading aloud the script of a play currently being presented in a North Shore area theater, attending the performance together, and returning to the classroom to discuss the total experience. It is an active and collegial way to participate in the rich North Shore area theater scene. Before seeing each performance, we will read the script together, offering budding thespians a chance to show off their stuff. After completing the reading, we will see the play as a group and we will discuss all aspects of the written script and the performance. When available, a filmed version of the play will be shown, which can then be compared with the stage production. We will see four plays in theaters such as Writers' Theater, Northlight, Northwestern, Red Twist, or Raven. Theater tickets are purchased at group/student rates. Before each performance, participants will have the option of dining together at a nearby restaurant. Spending time together in an informal environment adds to the collegiality of the study group. Please note that the plays we will cover in this course will be different from the
plays in the Chicago version of Curtain Up! Use of Canvas is required. No class on 09/30/19.