Arts

Theater

It doesn't matter whether you want to act, direct, write, or work behind the scenes, whether you've got loads of experience or none at allthere's a place for you in Groton's theater program.
Every term—fall, winter, and spring—features a major production. Experienced actors and first-timers earn parts in Groton’s productions—even Second Formers have snagged lead roles. If you prefer to handle the lighting, sound, or other wizardry behind a successful production, Stagecraft is a popular afternoon activity.

You can sample theater at Groton—some take the stage for the first time as seniors—or immerse yourself fully in performances and coursework. Are you a budding writer or director? Dive into the annual one-act festival, which showcases short plays written and directed by students. Want to explore theater beyond our classes? Students most serious about their craft work one-on-one with professionals through Groton’s tutorial program.

Recent performances include:

  • Black Comedy
  • Cabaret
  • Equus
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Just So Stories (Lower School play)
  • The Laramie Project
  • One-Act Play Festivals (student-directed)
  • Twelfth Night
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The Wiz
  • The Women of Lockerbie

Groton Box Office

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  • Little Women

    Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
    Book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, music by Jason Howland

    February 22 at 8:00 p.m.
    February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
    February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

    Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. With themes such as family, adventure, determination, growth, and, of course, love, the musical winds through the sisters' experiences growing up in Civil War–era America.
  • Lower School Play: Cuentos de Josephina

    by Gregory Ramos
    May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

    Vermont playwright Gregory Ramos' Chicano folktales create a foundation for Cuentos de Josephina. The Lower School play's welcoming process introduces many to the stage for the first time.
  • One-Act Festival

    Student-directed works, each lasting fifteen to twenty minutes

    May 24 at 8:00 p.m.
    May 25 at 8:00 p.m.
  • From Fall 2018: The Mousetrap

    by Agatha Christie

    November 2 at 8:00 p.m.
    November 3 at 8:00 p.m.

    Groton proudly presents the longest-running play in the history of London's West End, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. A group of guests in a country house are cut off by snow and discover that there is a murderer in their midst. We suspiciously learn of each character, one by one, and their depraved pasts until the killer's identity and the motive are finally revealed!