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Eastside Students Present Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is a must-see theater production performed by The Bear Creek School students January 12 and 14.
Bear Creek’s production is double-cast to allow more students to act in major roles and involves 20 scene changes. The Venetian setting is depicted by a beautiful mural painted on five 4’x8’ panels. Each panel rotates on its center axis to reveal Portia’s Belmont estate on the reverse side.
All performances are open to the public. Tickets ($5 individual or $10 for the whole family) may be purchased at the door. The Bear Creek School Cornerstone Theater, 8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond WA, 98053, 452-898-1720, http://www.tbcs.org
Thursday, January 12, 2012 Matinee Performance 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 Evening Performance 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 Matinee Performance 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 Evening Performance 7:00 p.m.
Director—Dr. Ron Lynch, drama director at The Bear Creek School
Main Characters— in this production will be played by the following Bear Creek students:
Shylock: Jake Casale, junior, Redmond
Portia: Ellie Probus, senior, Sammamish
Antonio: Gabriel Wang, senior, Redmond and Connor Thomas, junior, Woodinville
Bassanio: Hanna Anderson, senior, Issaquah
Editor’s note - Media is invited to take photographs of the performance during an all-day dress rehearsal Saturday, January 7. To attend the dress rehearsal, contact Sini Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Bear Creek School, a leader in classical education for preschool - grade 12 in the Pacific Northwest, offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum from a Christian worldview. The Bear Creek School challenges students to reach their intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential through academics, WIAA athletics, fine arts, community service programs and many other educational and social activities. The Bear Creek School’s curriculum includes AP and Honors classes in its Upper School program. Founded in 1988, the school serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on three campuses. Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten – grade 12 students and Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool – grade 5 students. Bear Creek has two Early Childhood campuses in Woodinville and Sammamish serving preschool and prekindergarten students.