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  • Spanish Scholars Enjoy Evening in Capital

    Students in honors Spanish IV and V classes traveled to Washington, DC, on October 1, 2015, for an evening of Spanish dining and theater. They started the evening at Jaleo, an authentic Spanish restaurant, where they enjoyed tapas and paella created by Asturian chef José Andrés. Then they headed to the Gala theater to see an interpretation of Yerma, a classic Federico García Lorca play. After the show, the boys practiced their Spanish conversation skills when they were invited to stay in the theater  for a talk-back session with the actors.
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  • The Second City Brings Comedy to Forest

    Actors from The Second City, a comedy group originally based in Chicago, performed Fully Loaded for the Woodberry Forest School student body as part of the Woodberry Forest Artist Series.

    The show included comedic sketches, improvisations based on audience suggestions, and social and political commentary conveyed through humor. Backed by a pianist/sound technician, the six actors played characters that ranged from texting teenagers to cowboys on the open range, from dancing train passengers to elderly uncles. Every sketch earned the enthusiastic approval of an audience ready to enjoy a night of comedy. "We were amazed at the boys' energy," one of the ensemble members said. "They laughed at different jokes than our typical audience does."

    The October 1, 2015, performance was followed the next day by workshops offered to interested students. Gathering on Purrington Stage, young actors tried improvisational games and learned about the career paths open to members of The Second City.

    The Second City began in 1959 and has been a career-starting point for many prominent performers including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert, and Chris Farley.

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  • Why Football Matters Author Discusses Book with Seniors

    Mark Edmundson, the author of both popular and scholarly works and a distinguished professor of English at the University of Virginia, visited Woodberry Forest School on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, for a conversation with the students in Ted Blain's sixth-form English classes. The students, who had just finished reading Mark's memoir Why Football Matters, talked with the writer about his writing habits, his reasons for pursuing this particular project, and his ideas about the role of high school football.
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