The Circle Voice

One Act Play Festival Returns

One Act Play Festival Returns

Grace Oh '21 and Elena Junkala '21

June 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Theater

The popular One Act Play Festival, referred to as One Acts, marks the end of spring term at Groton. On Saturday, May 27, students excitedly watched their friends shine in a series of short plays. One Acts is a tradition which started before Laurie Sales was the Theater Director. Plays were not student-w...

Tragedy, Love in “The Women of Lockerbie”

Tragedy, Love in “The Women of Lockerbie”

Fran Saldivar '19

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Theater

In the aftermath of Pan Am 103’s fatal flight over the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, a mother from New Jersey looks for the remains of her son. Also scavenging the plane’s wreckage are the women of Lockerbie. While the mother grieves, these women fight the United States government and strive to rescue...

Max Klein ’18 Makes Exquusite Music

Max Klein ’18 Makes Exquusite Music

Cara Chang '20

June 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

Haunting. Elegant. Intense. Playgoers were in awe of the music composed by Max Klein ‘18 that accompanied Groton’s production of Equus. Charlie Hawkings ‘17, who played psychiatrist Martin Dysart, said that Max’s music “truly captured the essence of the play.” Yet Max’s composition, despit...

Five Plays, Two Shows: One Acts Return

Five Plays, Two Shows: One Acts Return

Fran Saldivar '19

June 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

Spring term has flown by, with memorable events from Circle Fest and Events Dance to Spring Fling taking place throughout. Preeminent among these spring traditions, though, is the One Act Festival, in which students direct short one-act plays (often written by students). This year’s One Act Festival ...

Theater Department Thinks Outside the Boxes

Macy Lipkin '18

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

Sixteen voices echo off the walls of the black box theater. Just seconds before, sock-clad feet were finding their places for the opening number, and hearts were beating with anticipation as Matthew Higgins Iati ’17 played the song’s intro chords on the piano. It’s the first run-through of the beginn...

An introduction to the arts at Groton

An introduction to the arts at Groton

Becky Zhang '18, Assistant Arts Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Showcase, Theater, Visual Arts

GUAC GUAC, or the Groton Undiscovered Artist Club, is an Instagram account (@thisisguac) created in October 2015 featuring a range of artwork by students and faculty, from photography to white-board sketches, knitting, and body art. GUAC has now more than three hundred followers and this year’s Art...

Students Direct, Perform in Play Festival

Students Direct, Perform in Play Festival

June 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

Groton’s one act festival, arguably its most attended and enjoyable theatre production, continued its strong record this year with five new one-act shows. These shows were directed by six Groton students and used four original Grotonian works as their scripts. This year’s festival, rather unfortunate...