Chesterton Academy Unveils 2014-15 Theatre Season

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The Chesterton Academy Sophomores present Unaccountable An Original Play by Jonah Niemann, Class of 2017 with Additional Dialogue by Dale Ahlquist

It seems that Time, Fate, and Circumstance have all conspired against unlucky Mr. Lucksome, manager of Piper Accounting Corporation. When a dead body turns up at his office one morning, things go from bad to worse. Who shows up next? A government auditor, major investors with major problems, a gun-weilding bagel delivery team who act like secret agents (or is it the other way around?), a trespasser who is a pathological liar, and a police detective who is severely paranoid. And you thought accounting was boring!

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The Chesterton Academy Juniors present

The Destruction of Agamemnon Enter author information here

The Greek phrase “drasanta pathos, pathei mathos” proclaimed that the Dionysic gift of drama allowed a person to experience suffering and through suffering to become more wise. The junior play this year, “The Destruction of Agamemnon” (Loigos Agamemnonos), will be a three-act drama based on the great works of the Greek playwrights. A dramatic presentation of Euripides’ plays “Iphigenia in Aulis” and “The Trojan Women” combined with Aeschylus’ play “Agamemnon,” the play retells the tragic story of the King of Mycenae, the sacrifice of his daughter for the Trojan War, and the revenge exacted upon him by his wife, Clytemnestra. The themes of these great works are perennial in human experience and give voice to the agonies of our own era; the horror of war, the suffering of those involved in infanticide, the sorrow of losing love, the complexity of self-sacrifice, and the constant need for redemption. Experience something of the ancient trilogies enjoyed by the Greeks when you view the junior play “The Destruction of Agamemnon”.

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The Chesterton Academy Seniors present

Macbeth William Shakespeare Edited by Dale Ahlquist

The Senior Class of Chesterton Academy will be performing Shakespeare's timeless "Scottish play", complete with witches, ghosts, and murder. G.K. Chesterton called Macbeth "the Christian Tragedy." It differs from the pagan tragedy of Oedipus. "It is the whole point about Oedipus that he does not know what he is doing. And it is the whole point about Macbeth that he does know what he is doing. It is not a tragedy of Fate but a tragedy of Freewill."