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George Washington Slept Here

If you've never experienced a Foote School drama production, you haven't really lived.

Compelling acting, great characters, hilarious stage antics and professional-quality sets are just part of what makes Foote theater so memorable. Each production makes you think about life, love, struggle and what it means to be human. And they are uproariously funny. That's all a result of our comprehensive drama curriculum (which begins in Kindergarten), the hard work of our student actors and crew, and the guidance of our peerless drama chair, Julian Schlusberg.

Under Mr. Schlusberg's direction, seventh and eighth graders have spent weeks rehearsing this year's production, George Washington Slept Here, which opens next week in the Sandine Theater.

Here's how Mr. Schlusberg describes the play:

"This wonderful comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart is about Newton Fuller, a 'city man' whose ambition is to own his very own colonial farmhouse. He drags his wife, Annabelle, and their daughter, Madge, out to rural Pennsylvania, and purchases a wreck of a house—broken windows, falling plaster and a cow in the kitchen! But Newton has faith, since George Washington slept there, so what could possibly go wrong? Well, a lot does in this madcap comedy filled with zany goings-on and colorful, eccentric characters."

Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9 at 1 p.m.

All tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the front desk, or reserved by calling 203-777-3464.

Here's a sneak peek at the production that will debut next week in Foote's Sandine Theater.

Since 1916, The Foote School has provided child-centered education that nurtures creativity, excellence and joy in learning.

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