Humanitas Theater Night, 11/21

Crucible-ArtSince the inception of Humanitas at El Camino, the theater arts have always been an integral part of our Humanitas experience. Theater, like our interdisciplinary curriculum, is rooted in big ideas that transcend our individual experiences, and provides an opportunity to reflect on the things that are important to us, as individuals and a larger society.  This fall, Humanitas is encouraging students, as well as their friends and family, to experience ECRCHS Play Production’s modern adaptation of The Crucible as part of our Humanitas Theater Night on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30PM in the Grieb Theater at ECR.  This event is sure to be a thought provoking evening that we can all experience together as an extended Humanitas family.

Students can purchase their tickets for The Crucible on a first-come, first-served basis in the Grieb Theater during the month of November. A specific on-sale date and time will be announced in advance in all Humanitas classes. Humanitas students will receive special pricing ($8) for the event. Theater Night Scholarships are available for any student who needs assistance with the cost of their student ticket.  Please contact Mr. Sodek (C17) privately for assistance.

Attendance at one of the fall play’s performance dates, and the subsequent completion of the reflection assignment, are Humanitas Academy requirements. Students who attend Theater Night are required to check-in with their instructors prior to the start of the play and meet very briefly with their instructors in the foyer at the conclusion of the event to receive the written assignment. If students are unable to attend the designated Theater Night performance for any reason, they are welcome to attend additional performances of this play. Teacher permission is required for matinee performances during 5th and 6th period. Performance dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, 11/19; 2 PM. (Special dress rehearsal for 11th grade Humanitas only)
  • Wednesday, 11/20; 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Thursday. 11/21; 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM (Humanitas Theater Night)
  • Friday, 11/22; 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, 11/23; 7:30 PM

We are looking forward to this shared theatrical experience. Please contact Humanitas Coordinator Dean Sodek ( or Theater Director Sue Freitag ( for any additional information. Thank you for your continued participation and support.