See below for what's on tap in the 2019-2020 school year.
Neil Simon’s classic comedy brings us newlyweds Corie and Paul who have just moved in to a tiny, 5th-floor walkup in Manhattan where they must contend with the apartment’s lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, many stairs, their oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother. Will the newlyweds be able to reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges? Or will their marriage fall apart? Adjusting to married life is no walk in the park — or is it?
Westhill improv troupe
About this Program
Led by the always amusing Bobby Pavia, the Westhill Improv Troupe, or WIT, is a group of hilarious teens performing improvised scenes and playing interactive games. Improv is always taking new members, so if you're interested in joining the group, come to meetings any Thursday from 5-7pm in the Little Theater (room 118).
Next Improv Show
About this Show
Created by students, directed by students, and performed by students! This showcase features several short scenes that are directed by some of our wonderful juniors and seniors. More details on this exciting event to follow!
This Year's Past performances
See below for our complete list of past shows in the 2018-2019 school year.
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
November 10, 16, 17 at 8 pm
November 11 at 3 pm
All performances in the Little Theater (room 118) at Westhill High School.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
$5 for students/seniors (with ID)
$10 for adults
About this Show
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in our theatre. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. "While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake." —NY Times. "It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play." —NY Post. "From time to time a play comes along that restores one's faith in our theatre…" —NY Magazine.
Cast and Crew
Lenny Emma Sawch
Meg Alexandra Watkinson
Babe Sydney Steinberg
Chick Lilah Steinberg
Barnette Lucas Pinto-Leite
Doc Austin Tovar
Director Stephanie Cahill*
Tech Director Mat DiGiovanna*
Assistant Director Audrey Molina
Stage Manager Caroline Klumac
Lighting Designer Jaralys Cordova
Costume Designer Franki Spinelli Mastrone
Props Master Drew Leferman
Building Heads Eli Shattuck and Brianna Gibson
Running Crew TBD