The Upper School’s Ampersand theatre group, conducted jointly with St. Christopher’s, launches three major productions per year in McVey Theatre, and offers countless ways for students to get involved. An advanced curriculum in theatre and technical theatre  provides instruction in topics ranging from acting to set design and construction. Students may choose to work on a technical crew, explore stage managing, tackle light or sound design, or even direct.

Outré is the joint theatre company for St. Christopher's and St. Catherine's Middle Schools. Outré produces a Fall play and a Winter musical with approximately 100 students participating (cast and crew) in each show. In Outré, Middle School students work together on all aspects of the theatre production. Participants are responsible for set design, construction, acting, choreography and marketing for their productions.

Ampersand Presents:

Winter One Acts

February 2,3 & 4 at 7:30, p.m.
February 5 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Performances at the Luck Playhouse at St. Christopher's School

What happens when a random group of young people find themselves trapped in a game of Twister, in an unidentifiable holding space, proctored by two rather unpleasant and ageless sisters? Perhaps a good look in the mirror will help each of them come to a new understanding of what it means to be a better person in the world. Welcome to Purgatory!

Presence of Presents
When Marley arrives at the door, Dylan seems to be ready for him and the three visitors who arrive next, much to each other's vexation. Will a Magic 8 Ball decide the future? "Reply Hazy, Try Again"

People In The Wind
The prototype for Bus Stop, a 1956 hit Hollywood film starring Marilyn Monroe, People in the Wind explores eight varied and interesting characters in the roadside diner of a rural Kansas town. One of Inge's most powerful and poetic ensemble pieces revealing the pained yearning for love and self-fulfillment in all of us.

The Actor’s Nightmare
George Spelvin is an accountant who appears backstage not knowing how he got there. He soon discovers that he is set to perform for an actor who has been in a car accident. Before he knows it, George is on stage trying to fake his way through four vastly different plays. As things progress, he struggles not to lose his head. Will he succeed?

The Lives of Great Waitresses
Four waitresses, each with her own quirk, each with her own story, each with her own way of being the greatest.

Emotional Baggage
Emotional Baggage is unique in that it has no dialogue. The characters each have a piece of baggage that they cannot get rid of and they display their emotions and struggles through movement. They each have learned to get through their lives with their Baggage until someone new comes along and changes everything.

Previous Productions

  • Winter One Acts 2017
  • Seussical, the Musical
  • Almost, Maine
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will
  • AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer
  • OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
  • Winter One Acts
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
  • Noises Off
  • Chicago
  • As You Like It
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead
  • Spoon River Anthology
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Proof (2001) a play by David Auburn
  • Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Antigone by Jean Anouih
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
  • Over the Tavern
  • The Imaginary Invalid
  • WASP
  • Poof!
  • A Rustle of Wings
  • On the Edge
  • Infancy
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