Lake Central

Theatre Company

The Summer Show


This is a full-length play with full-scale sets, costumes, props, lights, and sound.  The cast and crew size varies each year, and is open to the entire community.

The Freshman Plays


This is a showcase of 4 one-act plays directed by upperclassmen starring freshmen actors only. Upperclassmen must go through an application and presentation process to direct and freshmen must audition for all the acting parts.

The Musical


This is a major musical production with full-scale sets, costumes, props, lights and sound. Cast and crew size varies each year, and is open to all students.


The Fall Play


This is a non-musical, full length play with full-scale sets, costumes, props, lights, and sound. The cast and crew size varies each year, and is open to all students.

The Ash Girl

By Timberlake Wertenbaker

In a big old house, Ashgirl lives huddled deep in the protection of an ashy hearth. With her mother dead and her father away, she lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters. When the invitation to the ball arrives from the prince, Ashgirl finds the strength to go with the help of her friends, some of whom come from unexpected places. When she gets home, Ashgirl realizes that in order to regain the fleeting happiness she found in the arms of the prince, she must fight the monsters who have slithered and insinuated their way into her heart and mind. She must believe in herself for others to do so. "An ambitious play with hints of the Brothers Grim, medieval allegory and anthropomorphism…it has a quirky originality… [Ash Girl] is prey to self-doubt and is under the thumb of her stepmother, while her prince is an exiled Asian isolated and unhappy in his new country. Wertenbaker's biggest innovation is to suggest that the forest en route to the palace is populated by an animalized version of the Seven Deadly Sins, which are out to destroy humanity. She even adds a further allegorical figure, Sadness, who tries to tempt Ashgirl towards death, and battles with the Fairy in the Mirror for her soul. The result is like a mix of C.S. Lewis and Sondheim's Into the Woods: an eclectic fairy-tale anthology. Where Wertenbaker scores is in her eye for detail."

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