The Yoh Theater Players
Arts – dance, theater, fine arts and music – are the cultural character of the community.
Woodstock Union High School's Yoh Theatre Players is a program based on the premise that all students, either as participants or spectators, should have an opportunity during a four-year period to experience a variety of performances chosen from a large international body of serious, dramatic literature.
There are normally four productions throughout the school year as well as summer shows. These shows are always ambitious, challenging, lots of hard work and fun. Recent shows include PUSH: the Edge, The Wiz, The Three Musketeers, These Shining Lives, Fly by Night and many more.
YOH THEATER PRESENTS FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON...
The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project
October 6, 7 (7pm), 8 (3pm)
In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, a victim of assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, music and lyrics/Richard and Robert Sherman, book/Jeremy Sams
December 1, 2 (7pm), 3 (3pm)
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one familyfriendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."
A Village Fable, by James Still, music by Michael Keck
January 26, 27 (7pm)
Grades 7, 8, 9
An incredible journey of humor, heart and heroes, A Village Fable is a musical fable about three souls who are shunned for being different: Chudu the Goat-Man, Armida the blacksmith's daughter, and Prince Christopher the violin-playing heir to the throne. Their paths not only intersect with each other and the dreaded Six-Fingered Man—they also come face-to-face with—themselves!
Bakkhai, by Euripides, a new version by Anne Carson
March 9, 10 (7pm), 11 (3pm)
Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.
Life Off Earth, student created drama
April 27, 28 (7pm), 29 (3pm)
When Earth finally picks up signs of extraterrestrial life, humans discover that their planet has been missing out on millennia of an intergalactic council between several other worlds full of sentient life. Earth makes contact, and what ensues is a struggle for humans to understand and accept the ways of life of completely alien culture (created by students for this show) and become a part of the peaceful intergalactic system.