Join the Glen Ridge High School Drama Club this weekend as it debuts the school’s new theater space when it performs Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor.
Director Garth Kravits has more than 20 students acting in a series of what he calls “sweet and funny” vignettes which follow three writers as they attempt to fight writer’s block and includes a sneezer, a drowning man, a clever wife and a man with a toothache. It’s the first time Kravits has directed a GRHS drama at the high school. In the past he has converted the Ridgewood Avenue School stage into a black box theater with space for about 100 audience members.
The new space, what Kravits is calling the high school’s “Little Theater,” has room for more than 150 audience members in what was formerly known as the Large Group Instruction room. The high school theater has newly painted purple walls, a stage, a stage manager’s booth, new lights and a new “We’re really excited about how much has gotten done,” said Kravits. “Now we have a home.”
Performances are Friday, November 4 at 8 pm, Saturday, November 5, at 8 pm and Sunday, November 6, at 2 pm.