THE ART OF LEARNING
Whether they go on to become performers or patrons of the arts, Shady Side Academy students gain an appreciation for the beauty, freedom of expression, and diversity that the performing arts celebrate. The Hillman Center serves as the primary performing arts classroom for SSA Senior School students in grades 9-12, and as a performance venue for students in grades PK-12. Students also enjoy school-day performances and speakers in the Hillman.
Senior School Fall Play: Alice in Wonderland
Nov. 6-8, 2020
Shady Side Academy Senior School will present Alice In Wonderland – A Radio Play as its fall student drama production on Nov. 6-8, 2020. Three performances will be livestreamed on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. Running time is about 60 minutes. The livestream is free of charge, but donations will be accepted online to help offset production costs.
Shady Side Academy’s production of Alice in Wonderland – A Radio Play is based on a 1937 radio broadcast of the 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym of English author Charles Dodgson). It tells the story of a young girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The novel is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.