The Parkview Drama program opens a world of theatrical opportunity to students with state of the art facilities, advanced theatre arts classes, and professional theatre instructors. Parkview students perform across the Little Rock metro area including historic Mt. Holly Cemetery, the Clinton Presidential Center, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, the Arkansas State Capital, schools, nursing homes, and at community events.
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2016-17 Parkview Theatre News:
Parkview's Fall Show: Almost, Maine
Parkview's Freshman One Act:
The 8 Ways Pokemon Go is Destroying Your Life
by Don Zolidis
November 3, 2016 at 6pm in Babbs Hall
The most popular app of the summer may just be your doom. Sure everyone is playing it. But whether it leads you off a cliff, into a volcano, or into the waiting arms of super-criminals, this play explains the perils and pitfalls of Pokemon, including old people, mind control, hallucinations, and people who are just a little bit too into it. Also featuring the terrors of upcoming apps like Poke-Cupid, Sonic the Hedgehog Go and Grand Theft Auto Go, this hilarious and flexible play is the perfect warning for these dark times.
Parkview's Arkansas Adventures
Parkview's Arkansas Adventures is coming to an elementary or middle school near you! This touring children's theatre production focuses on Arkansas history and is created by student playwrights in an ensemble collaboration each year. This year's production was written by Emorie Mansur. Student directors include Kiara Smith & Marlee Hoggard. Arkansas Adventures is under the supervision of Mr. Spencer Sutterfield.
Murder Mystery Dessert Theatre
Parkview High School Resurrects Tales of the Crypt at Mount Holly Cemetery
Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School brings Arkansas history to life in its 22nd annual presentation of Tales of the Crypt at Mount Holly Cemetery. Under the direction of drama teacher Tamara Zinck, selected drama students are each assigned one of Mount Holly’s interred to portray. The students then write at four minute monologue or duet scene based on their research. Local costume designer Debi Manire creates historically accurate costumes for each character. Student tour guides then escort groups from gravesite to gravesite while educating them about the cemetery’s 173 year history.
Candlelit tours through the cemetery will begin on October 11th at 5:45pm at the east gate and end at 8:30pm. Although it takes place the same month as Halloween, the event is meant to be historic rather than spooky. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes that will allow them to traverse the sometimes uneven paths through the cemetery.
Guests who line up on the south side of the east gate will see: Dr. Isaac Folsom portrayed by Peyton Hooks, Mrs. Sallie Folsom portrayed by Rahlea Zinck, Dovenia Skelton Kirby portrayed by Sabrina Diamond, Annie Skelton portrayed by Anna Diaz, David O. Dodd portrayed by Cameron Minor, Mary Dodge portrayed by Delaney Robertson, Captain Benjamin Shattuck portrayed by Eli Patterson, Chester Ashley portrayed by Cooper Sikes, Mary W.W. Elliott Ashley portrayed by Marlee Hoggard, Quatie Ross portrayed by Enma Galacia, Henry Springs portrayed by Chris Scroggins, Mrs. Susan Springs portrayed by Kiara Smith, and Juliett Neill Peay portrayed by Emorie Mansur.
Guests who line up on the north side of the east gate will see: Mary E. Gaines Belding portrayed by Juniper Easterly, Catherin Eller Henderson portrayed by Annaleise Anderson, Thomas E. Henderson portrayed by Christian Tobler, Maria Rebecca Craigen portrayed by Angel Camper, George Craigen portrayed by Dalton Carroll, George Borland portrayed by Harrison Wyrick, Eleanor Counts portrayed by Stephanie Schoonmaker, Mason Wood Benjamin portrayed by Rafe Hall, Susan Riddell Benjamin portrayed by Emma Adams, Hazel Wilson Burr portrayed by Claire Webre, and James Robbins portrayed by George Patterson.
Mount Holly Cemetery is located at 1200 South Broadway in Little Rock, Arkansas. Admission is free to the public; however donations to Mount Holly Cemetery are appreciated. More information about the event can be found at www.mounthollycemetery.com.