Mullen High School has a rich tradition in the performing arts, dating back to 1969 with its first production, My Fair Lady. Our acclaimed performing arts program features performances in the Rilko Theatre. These world class venues coupled with the skill of our performing arts faculty, who are all working, professional artists, brings a unique experience to the Mullen High School student artist. We hope to see you at our next show!
The Mullen Theatre Department is proud to present our latest show, I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Join us for a show in the Rilko Event Center starting Thursday, October 21st. Student tickets are $5 and all other attendees are $10. Mullen High School Students get in free to the Thursday, October 21st performance.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanit is a true story of the children of Terezin, the fortress that Nazi Germany turned into a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. More than 150,000 Jews were sent there, including 15,000 children who lived months or even years there until they aged out and were sent to their deaths to Treblinka or Aushchwitz. Only 150 children survived Terezin and I Never Saw Another Butterfly is the story of one of the survivors, Raja. In the play you will meet the children as they are taught in a school room when there is nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope and creating a little world of some laughter through the arts. In Terezin the children created artwork and during the production you will see the spirit of the children through their art being shown throughout the play. There are no butterflies at Terezin, but for the children butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported.
Thank you all for joining our students for the virtual production of Outrageous Fortune. Our students and staff put in long hours to make it happen in the current circumstances. We all appreciate those that joined us virtually to continue to promote fine arts and theatre at Mullen High School.
Stay Tuned as we continue to bring you more concerts, shows and performances in the coming year.
As are most things this fall, the Fine Arts Fall performance will be going virtual. With an incredibly talented group of students and faculty at the helm, you will be able to enjoy some Mullen Theatre right from your home or phone or anywhere, really.
Mullen Theatre presents Outrageous Fortune on the small screen with big talent October 23rd. Put many of Shakespeare's tragic characters together in a self-help group and you get a smart. laugh-out-loud comedy that's also quite educational! Tragic characters Ophelia, Desdemona, King Lear, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Romeo, Juliet and many others seek support at the Tragedians Anonymous group led by Porspera, where the meeting's theme is "Identify those who wrong us and those who we wrong". The characters proceed to confront the other characters in their plays, including Iago, Shakespeare's worst scoundrel. They're also forced to face their Fatal Flaws, who come to life onstage! When the confrontations don't work out as planned, the tragic characters seek revenge! Plans go awry, and the group members are ultimately forced to make some difficult decisions about fate, forgiveness, and foolery.
Keep your eye on MullenHigh.com, social media and in the Mullen Weekly for how you can watch our interpretation of this new classic. Remember viewing available October 23, 2020.
NO! Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary. There are all kinds of opportunities besides being on stage including: set design, costumes, make up, props, sound, lighting, building, painting, publicity, house management, etc.