Even in their academic classes, Falmouth Academy students are dramatic. However, in addition to incorporating drama into those classes, we provide many formal opportunities to study the finer points of acting and theater design, training students put to use in four annual productions. In the fall and the winter, they present one-acts by playwrights such as A.R. Gurney, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, or Jean Anouilh. A second mid-winter performance features lower-school students. In the spring, a full-length play runs for two nights. Recent spring productions have included Metamorphoses (Zimmerman), The Mousetrap (Christie), The Tempest (Shakespeare), and our first full-length musical, “Pippin.”
Not only do these feature student actors, but the entire technical production is the work of students as well. Stagecraft students handle set design and construction, lighting design, electrical work and rigging, sound effects, and special effects. Since Falmouth Academy encourages students to try things they’ve never tried before, these productions often reveal unsuspected talents and new paths students pursue both at FA and beyond.