“All the world’s a stage…”
Opportunities in theatre abound at PCA with programs for students from kindergarten through grade 12. For grades K-5 this means a chance to become acquainted with theatre, production, movement, and dance through offerings in the Kaleidoscope after school enrichment program. The Fall production provides opportunities on the stage for Grades 4 – 8, and Upper School students can audition for parts in the Winter and Spring productions. Students are also given the opportunity to be involved backstage and behind the scenes.
This winter, the PCA players took the stage to perform These Shining Lives.
Based on the true story of the young women who worked for The Radium Dial Company in the 1920s and ’30s. This chronicles the strength and determination of those considered expendable in their day, exploring their story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends have loving families and good jobs painting glow-in-the-dark watch faces at Chicago’s Radium Dial Company, and the 1920s seem full of promise. The war is over, the economy booming, and the girls celebrate their new prosperity. The tragedy comes when Catherine and her colleagues begin falling ill, one by one, with mystifying ailments. When the cause of their symptoms finally becomes clear, they must find a way to deal with their own inconvenient truth: that the job they love has betrayed them. This is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
We encourage you to support Portsmouth Christian Academy by advertising in our theatrical programs that are distributed to all patrons who see our shows. By advertising with us, you will reach a portion of the community (hundreds of attendees) and many others from the surrounding area. We accept both company and personal “Shout Out” ads. Shout out ads may include a photo or just words of encouragement but must be sent digitally.
Drama provides a creative outlet and extracurricular activity for many of our students. They work extremely hard to provide our community with quality entertainment. We hope that we can depend on your support as we display your advertisement in our theatrical program.