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 discuss all aspects of the script and the performance. When available, a filmed version of the play will be shown, and compare it 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. Please note: The plays we will cover in this study group will be different from the plays in the Chicago version of Curtain Up! Please register for both if you wish!