College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

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Summer Shorts play poster

We all look forward to a summer of green grass, blockbuster movies, roasting marshmallows by the fire or swimming at the beach. But have you ever stopped to consider the feelings of the poor marshmallow as she dangles over the campfire? How about the fear of the blades of grass as they hear the lawnmower’s approach? Summer Shorts takes us inside summer in a new way – revealing the inner life of marshmallows and grass as well as the drama of going on a first date or succumbing to your inevitable death by shark attack.

This group of four one-act plays will be performed by Middle School students from Holton and Landon in the Diana Coulton Beebe Black Box Theater on Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday May 12 at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a school performance for the Middle School Community on Friday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and FREE for students and Holton Faculty and Staff.

Performances are:

  • Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.


Summer Solstice by Matt Henderson is the story of two nerds fumbling for a connection after going out to see the latest comic-book blockbuster. As they struggle to determine whether or not they are on a date they unwittingly summon the comic-book villain from the movie just watched..

They Eat Sunshine Not Marshmallows by Dara Murphy. The field believes in uniformity. Nothing stands in the way of their orderly life. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

I, Marshmallow by Matthew Weaver features the adventures of three marshmallows on their first camping trip.

Everyone Gets Eaten By Sharks by Marshall Pailet. Join Adventure Dan on a tour through shark-infested scenarios to avoid, such as kayaking with meat paddles, night-swimming after prom, or genetically engineering sharks for science. Because three things in life are certain: taxes, death, and specifically death by shark.

Student Performers: Maya Abiy, Cadence Akhavan, Alexandra Angelos, Carly Armitage, Aoife Bane, Sebastien Blanc, Elizabeth Boatwright, Sophia Castro, Divya Divarkonda, Thomas Eusse, Naomi Fasil, Abby Forrest, Sophia Hall, Nora Hemsley, Josh Herbert, Matt Hudson, Jessie Israel, Gabriel Johnson, Nyla Jones, Ava Jane Josef, Sukhmani Kakar, Rishi Kannan, Sabrina Lahlou, Justin Langdon, Blair Magid, Alex Mason, Alan Mirzoev, Lily Muhlbaum, Daniella Nichols, Henry Nichols, Chloe O’Rourke, CJ O’Shea, Audrey Ostoyich, Cooper Pryor, Sydney Smith, Kamalani Soriano, Ash Srinivas, Benny Starks, Kathryn Stearns, Rachel Tielking, Jack Trotter, Sophia Tuncer, Sara War, Molly Willingham, Lily Wyatt.

Assistant Directors: Izzy Koff ’18, Nina Mourao ‘19

Faculty: Mark Robinson (Set Design, Technical Direction), Elizabeth Zitelli (Director)

All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Tickets purchased in advance need to be claimed by 15 minutes before curtain on the corresponding performance night. After that time, any unclaimed tickets may be released to guests waiting in line to purchase tickets.

The box office closes Friday, May 11 at 8:00 a.m

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