"Shakespeare High" tells the story of a group of teenagers in Southern California who find a place to belong within their high-school drama program and work to succeed in the 90th Annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Competition. Theater has become the students' inspiration a reason to strive and overcome adversity. The film shows how the arts enrich their lives amid personal troubles including poverty, violence, gangs, drugs, absentee parents and the normal hardships of adolescence. Through Shakespeare, these students are able to find community; they discover passion, drive, and confidence to pursue their dreams and dictate the course of their lives. The students' touching stories of change and determination are interspersed with commentary from well-known actors, including Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, and Richard Dreyfus, all of whom are alumni of the life-changing Shakespeare program. With director Rotaru.
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119