The Cape Elizabeth Theatre Department is excited to be launching our new web page, to keep the community informed about upcoming productions, projects, and student activities.
We also look forward to highlighting the accomplishments of our students, who comprise an incredibly vital program with a long, stellar reputation.
With a full length Fall Production, a Winter Improv Performance, our traditional One-Act Play in March, and a Spring Musical, we’ve got a full boat of programming that provides opportunities for students at all levels of experience and interest.
An Innovative New Tech Theatre Program
CEHS Tech Theatre is moving in an exciting new direction this year, with a co-curricular program that will introduce students to working theatre professionals - artists, designers and technicians - who will offer hands-on, immersive training in the all-important area of Tech Theatre.
Theatre is never solely about who walks out onto the stage; it requires the dedicated work of a wide range of accomplished professionals who labor tirelessly behind the scenes. We look forward to highlighting, celebrating, and developing our Tech Theatre program this year. Sessions will meet outside school hours, in the theater, with a series of professionals offering their first-hand experience to students, keeping them up to date on the latest standards for the stage. Look for upcoming information about how to join this exciting new program!
In September we’ll be auditioning students for our Fall Play: Moises Kaufman’s THE LARAMIE PROJECT - a powerful, poignant examination of a community, and a nation’s, response to the death of a young man named Matthew Shepherd, and how his shocking murder brought new focus to the issue of hate crimes and LGBTQ rights in America. It is an unflinching and empowering look at how we as communities choose to unite or fragment in the face of bewildering events - and how we must choose to speak out for those who cannot.
We we are deeply proud to be staging this play 20 years after Matthew Shepherd’s death, and look forward to opportunities to partner with LGBTQ groups to explore the play’s timely and urgent subject matter.
Please join CEHS Theatre for what promises to be a vibrant, eclectic, and powerful season of performance!