Form I to visit The Rep for "The Winslow Boy"
On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Form I students will attend a performance of "The Winslow Boy" at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The boys will leave school at 8:30 and return at 12:30 for lunch. The Rep shares the following info about the show:
Our next Mainstage play takes us back to 1914 with Terence Rattigan's intricate and fascinating The Winslow Boy.
As the story begins, 13-year-old Ronnie Winslow is unexpectedly home from school to deliver some news—he’s been expelled from his military academy for stealing a five-shilling postal order. After questioning his son, Arthur Winslow resolves to fight the charge. Certain of the injustice of the matter, he appeals to one of London’s most famous barristers to take their case, Sir Robert Morton. The fight won’t be easy; the military academy is under the jurisdiction of the Admiralty, so their case will be against the Crown. Though the legal battle jeopardizes his health and the reputation of the entire family, Arthur Winslow is determined that right will prevail, no matter what the sacrifice.
Rep Artistic Director Steven Woolf directs this stirring drama. Scenic Designer John Ezell and Costume Designer Dorothy Marshall Englis return after joining us for last season’s production of The Mousetrap. Both longtime members of The Rep’s creative family, these two have created an atmosphere which shows us the status of the Winslow family, and, over the course of the play, the incredible toll this situation has taken on them emotionally, physically and financially. Robert Denton’s lighting design and Rusty Wandall’s sound design complement the environment.
On stage, Jeff Hayenga (You Can’t Take It With You) and Carol Schultz (The Foreigner) are Mr. and Mrs. Winslow. Their children are Kathleen Wise as the strong-willed Catherine, Hunter Canning as the playful troublemaker, Dickie, and Jay Stalder as Ronnie. Peggy Billo (The Diary of Anne Frank), William Connell (The Mousetrap), Kai Klose, Amy Loui, Michael James Reed (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Jay Stratton (Venus in Fur) complete the cast.
The approximate running time of The Winslow is 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. We are extremely grateful for the support of our sponsor, the Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation.
Thank you for joining us.
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Learn more about The Winslow Boy
- See photos from the production: Enjoy a pre-show peek at the play, courtesy of our photographer.
- Read the play guide: Here's an introduction to the world of the play, including character descriptions and a brief synopsis of the plot. Please note: This Play Guide may contain mild spoilers about the story of the show. If you like to be completely surprised by the play, you may wish to wait until after seeing it to read the Play Guide.
- Download the Study Guide: For students and families, The Rep's Education Department has prepared a free multi-disciplinary Study Guide containing information about the play, the playwright and the production. The guide also contains useful background articles and suggested activities designed to correspond to state learning standards.
- Attend a tour: We’ve once again partnered with the Saint Louis Art Museum to enhance the theatre experience for our patrons. To complement our production of The Winslow Boy, they’ll be hosting free one-hour docent-led tours featuring Winslow Homer’s "One Room School" and highlighting the art of politics. Tours will be held February 14 at 11:00am, February 22 at 2:00pm and February 28th at 11:00am. All tours are free; no reservations required.
- See a play, read a book: Take your experience a step further by checking out the special resource list for The Winslow Boy created by St. Louis County librarians. The resource list includes books, articles, music and even movies relating to The Rep's production.
- Check us out online: For exclusive behind-the-scenes tidbits including interviews, backstage photos and more, check out The Rep on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. Look for REPSTL on each site.