Drama/Theater

The Drama Program at Bellarmine encompasses a variety of opportunities for students interested in the composition, production and performance of theater. Students put on two main stage productions each year: a dramatic play in the fall and a musical in the spring. In addition to acting roles, students are responsible for all technical aspects of the programs, including lighting, sounds, sets, makeup and costumes.

Students may also participate in writing, directing and performing one-act plays; and take additional courses for academic credit. Comprehensively, the Drama Program offers Bellarmine students a practical creative outlet, a working understanding of the theatrical arts, an opportunity to develop leadership skills, and a place to make lifelong friendships.

More Information

For more information about Bellarmine's Drama Program, contact Drama Director Brien O'Loughlin.

Upcoming Production:

Bellarmine's Drama Department Presents

Radium Girls
by D.W. Gregory

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. 

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Performance Dates:
November 14th at 7:00 pm
November 15th at 7:00 pm
November 16th at 7:00 pm
November 17th at 2:00 pm
McAstocker Theater

Actors must commit to the following times for mandatory rehearsals and performances. While rehearsals are throughout the fall, the dates below cannot be missed by those acting in the play. If you are unable to attend these rehearsals and performances, please speak with Brien O’Loughlin (Director) or Melissa Minjares (Producer) about other ways to be involved with Bellarmine drama in the fall.

Required rehearsals and performance dates:

After school 3 p.m.-7 p.m. November 4th - November 8th
Evenings of November 11th - November 16th
Late morning through early evening of November 17th

For questions, please contact Brien O’Loughlin at oloughlinb@bellarmineprep.org.

Past Productions:

Spring 2019: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Fall 2018: THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie 
Spring 2018 - A Curious Savage
Fall 2017 - A Christmas Carol
Spring 2017 - Metamorphoses
Fall 2016 - White Christmas
Spring 2016 - The Tempest
Fall 2015 - My Fair Lady
Spring 2015 - Little Women
Fall 2014 - Much Ado About Nothing
Spring 2014 - Fiddler on the Roof
Fall 2013 The Secret in the Wings
Spring 2013 – West Side Story
Fall 2012 - And Then There Were None
Spring 2012 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Fall 2011 - The Taming of the Shrew
Spring 2011 - Pippin
Fall 2010 - The Miracle Worker
Spring 2010 - Curtains
Fall 2009 - The Skin of Our Teeth
Spring 2009 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fall 2008 -The Crucible
Spring 2008 – Les Miserables
Fall 2007 - Story Theatre
Spring 2007 - Urinetown

Awards

See Drama Awards for some of the awards Bellarmine's plays and musicals have won over the years.