The Upper School will present its fall play, 45 Plays for 45 Presidents, on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Bardwell Auditorium. The performances are free and open to the public.
In each of these short snippets of American history, a member of the ensemble dons the coat of the presidency and the group explores an aspect of that administration. The entire cast will wear white throughout the production as a nod to the suffrage movement 100 years ago. Students in Dana Hall’s Creating Character: An Acting and Costume Design Class researched the symbolism of the color and created looks that span the decades.
“Each president is granted a very short play, allowing us to focus on their accomplishments, disappointments—or sometimes both,” said Daniel Morris, director and Performing Arts faculty member. “While many are quick and funny, the play does not shy away from the complicated history that we share as a nation.”
Bardwell Auditorium is located at 37 Cameron Street. Please note that Bardwell is not wheelchair accessible.
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."