We are so pleased to once again present the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2013 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of our goal that every student from the area will have had the opportunity to attend live, professional theatre at least once by the time they graduate high school.
This coming fall, we are specifically encouraging teachers to bring their classes to the literary adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Featuring a story spun together from of a number of tales about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous detective, this adventure follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in a thrilling chase as they face off against archenemy Professor Moriarty. Matinees to Sherlock Holmes are offered through the month of October and are a great experience for students of all ages!
Students can celebrate the holidays with a charming comedy about a 1939 Atlanta family, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The classic film Gone with the Wind is set to première, rumors of war abound, but the real concern is who is taking whom to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season.
In this edition of our ongoing video series commonREEL, Commonweal Company Members as well as students and teachers who have participated in the program reflect on the matinee series and the value of the experience.