The CAST performing arts program at Julian Middle School will celebrate Women’s History Month on March 20-22 with performances of two distinct plays from different eras.
“Lodestar,” an original work by CAST program director Bill McGlynn, tells the story of a group of women hired by Edward Pickering at Harvard as skilled workers to process astronomical data. Join CAST in celebrating these remarkable women and the supportive atmosphere that allowed them to develop the Harvard Classification Scheme of stars – and to make history. “Lodestar” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on March 20 and at 3:30 p.m. on March 21.
“The Secret Life of Girls” highlights the impact of “cyberbullying,” the facilitation of mean-spirited behaviors through the use of cell phones, texts, and the like. When faced with the consequences of their actions, the girls ultimately resolve – one by one – to change their behaviors. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 and at 3:30 p.m. on March 22.
Tickets are available in advance through the CAST website at www.op97.org/CAST or may be purchased at the door. Please contact Kathy Simon at 708 524 7848or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Julian Middle School is located at 416 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Park.