After a two-year hiatus, Northwestern’s Griffin’s Tale theater troupe returned to North Shore Country Day to entertain lower school students. For more than 30 years, the troupe has been inspired by short stories written by local children, which they then adapt into songs, skits, sketches and epic dramas. This year, they selected one story from each grade in the lower school and performed them. In doing so, they hope to encourage children in their creative abilities by showing them the importance of their imaginative work.
North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.
All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.