by Nile Breuer, WHS Class of ’17
“Museum” is a piece of theater without the stereotypical progression of a play: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action. Instead, the playwright Tina Howe crafts a story which begs the question, “What is art?” It is this question which the Wellesley High School Drama Department has taken upon itself to illustrate. Under the guidance of director Katie Speed, two casts of high school freshmen and sophomores have come together to stage this production.
“The show doesn’t follow the typical structure of the well-made play,” says Speed, “and the art works referred to throughout the play seek to redefine what constitutes art. The goal of this production was to make the audience question whether this play can be called a play, or if it’s more in the realm of performance art, or even a gallery showing.”
Performances: Thursday, June 5th, 4:30pm and 7:30pm AND Saturday, June 7th, 4:30pm and 7:30pm, at the Wellesley High School Little Theater. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 adults, $5 students and free to adults over age 65. Refreshments will be served before the show starts and while the audience examines and appreciates the art that makes up the show set.