Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 02

US One Act Festival

Rosenberg Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Unwrap Your Candy: An Evening of One-Act Plays by Doug Wright:

From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of three short plays. Alternately chilling and hilarious, Unwrap Your Candy is a delectable evening of bedtime tales for young adults guaranteed to keep you awake for nights on end. Together, the plays examine the danger of being a child, the terror of being an adult and even the perils of being an unsuspecting audience member. Spine-tinglers for the twenty-first century, the collected one acts in Unwrap Your Candy are guaranteed to jolt the senses and stimulate the mind. In the title play, Unwrap Your Candy, five student actors portray actual members of the theatre audience and prove far more intriguing than the play they've come to watch. In Lot 13: The Bone Violin, a stunning young violin prodigy skyrockets to international prominence, only to meet a shocking and supernatural fate. In Wildwood Park, a neurotic real-estate agent shows a house filled with unspeakable secrets to a potential buyer who harbors an almost insatiable thirst for tabloid atrocities.

Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola:

“A nation that draws too broad a distinction between its scholars and its warriors has its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” - Thucydides

A young soldier and a college student meet at an airport in their hometown, and in learning about each other's lives in Iraq and Princeton, each is lead to dramatic new conclusions about his own.

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Sat Oct 03

US One Act Festival

Rosenberg Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Unwrap Your Candy: An Evening of One-Act Plays by Doug Wright:

From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of three short plays. Alternately chilling and hilarious, Unwrap Your Candy is a delectable evening of bedtime tales for young adults guaranteed to keep you awake for nights on end. Together, the plays examine the danger of being a child, the terror of being an adult and even the perils of being an unsuspecting audience member. Spine-tinglers for the twenty-first century, the collected one acts in Unwrap Your Candy are guaranteed to jolt the senses and stimulate the mind. In the title play, Unwrap Your Candy, five student actors portray actual members of the theatre audience and prove far more intriguing than the play they've come to watch. In Lot 13: The Bone Violin, a stunning young violin prodigy skyrockets to international prominence, only to meet a shocking and supernatural fate. In Wildwood Park, a neurotic real-estate agent shows a house filled with unspeakable secrets to a potential buyer who harbors an almost insatiable thirst for tabloid atrocities.

Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola:

“A nation that draws too broad a distinction between its scholars and its warriors has its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” - Thucydides

A young soldier and a college student meet at an airport in their hometown, and in learning about each other's lives in Iraq and Princeton, each is lead to dramatic new conclusions about his own.

Get tickets at Theater Box Office

Sun Oct 04

US One Act Festival

Rosenberg Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Unwrap Your Candy: An Evening of One-Act Plays by Doug Wright:

From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of three short plays. Alternately chilling and hilarious, Unwrap Your Candy is a delectable evening of bedtime tales for young adults guaranteed to keep you awake for nights on end. Together, the plays examine the danger of being a child, the terror of being an adult and even the perils of being an unsuspecting audience member. Spine-tinglers for the twenty-first century, the collected one acts in Unwrap Your Candy are guaranteed to jolt the senses and stimulate the mind. In the title play, Unwrap Your Candy, five student actors portray actual members of the theatre audience and prove far more intriguing than the play they've come to watch. In Lot 13: The Bone Violin, a stunning young violin prodigy skyrockets to international prominence, only to meet a shocking and supernatural fate. In Wildwood Park, a neurotic real-estate agent shows a house filled with unspeakable secrets to a potential buyer who harbors an almost insatiable thirst for tabloid atrocities.

Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola:

“A nation that draws too broad a distinction between its scholars and its warriors has its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” - Thucydides

A young soldier and a college student meet at an airport in their hometown, and in learning about each other's lives in Iraq and Princeton, each is lead to dramatic new conclusions about his own.

Get tickets at Theater Box Office

US One Act Festival

Rosenberg Theater
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Unwrap Your Candy: An Evening of One-Act Plays by Doug Wright:

From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of three short plays. Alternately chilling and hilarious, Unwrap Your Candy is a delectable evening of bedtime tales for young adults guaranteed to keep you awake for nights on end. Together, the plays examine the danger of being a child, the terror of being an adult and even the perils of being an unsuspecting audience member. Spine-tinglers for the twenty-first century, the collected one acts in Unwrap Your Candy are guaranteed to jolt the senses and stimulate the mind. In the title play, Unwrap Your Candy, five student actors portray actual members of the theatre audience and prove far more intriguing than the play they've come to watch. In Lot 13: The Bone Violin, a stunning young violin prodigy skyrockets to international prominence, only to meet a shocking and supernatural fate. In Wildwood Park, a neurotic real-estate agent shows a house filled with unspeakable secrets to a potential buyer who harbors an almost insatiable thirst for tabloid atrocities.

Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola:

“A nation that draws too broad a distinction between its scholars and its warriors has its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” - Thucydides

A young soldier and a college student meet at an airport in their hometown, and in learning about each other's lives in Iraq and Princeton, each is lead to dramatic new conclusions about his own.

Get tickets at Theater Box Office

Wed Oct 21

Independent School Choral Festival Concert

National Cathedral
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun Nov 01

Apollo Orchestra Performance

Robert L. Smith Meeting Room
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri Nov 13

MS Fall Play

MS Drama Studio
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat Nov 14

MS Fall Play

MS Drama Studio
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Fri Nov 20

US Fall Play Performance

Caplin Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat Nov 21

US Fall Play Performance

Caplin Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun Nov 22

US Fall Play Performance

Caplin Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wed Dec 09

MS 7/8 Chorus & Orchestra Winter Concert

Caplin Theater
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri Dec 11

US Art Show & Reception

Rubenstein Gallery
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

US Instrumental Winter Concert

Robert L. Smith Meeting Room
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sun Dec 13

US Winter Choral Concert

Robert L. Smith Meeting Room
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The Arts at Sidwell Friends School

The Arts program at Sidwell Friends reflects our conviction that all our students have within them the light of creativity and can learn much of value from their own and others’ creative work. The program encourages students to discover, develop, and express their own creative impulses and talents and to celebrate the fundamental place of the Arts in human life. Through courses in visual and performance arts and opportunities to share their efforts with the wider community, students discern the historical, cultural, and social context and meaning of the Arts as they learn the importance of process as well as product. They learn to take risks, to grow from failure, and to strive for excellence. They encounter the power of creative energy and personal discipline through both individual work and commitment to an ensemble. Through these experiences, they come to understand more about Art as an expression of the Quaker belief that "there is that of God in every person."