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Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Jesuit’s fall play dramatizes social justice

A single black and white poster for Fall Play taped to a wall.

With a keen awareness for topical events, Jesuit High School Drama presents “In the Matter of Scott Daniel Warren, or Scenes and Fragments about a Play in the Desert,” a company-written play that explores and grapples with the realities and morality of immigration. 

Jesuit Magazine Summer 2019

Finding Happiness
Obinna Okoye ’19—my life from athlete to thespian

Candid shot of Obinna walking on campus

I came to Jesuit with one main goal — to play basketball. I wanted to play in high school, college and professionally. It was a dream I’d had since I was 10 years old. So, if you would have told me then that I would have quit basketball by the end of my high school career, I definitely wouldn’t have believed you. As hard as it was at the time, looking back now I realize quitting was the best decision I made as a student at Jesuit.

Plank Article

Lights! Sound! Rain!

Student sitting alone on stage in red arm chair with dramatic lighting and staging.

Vibrant colors flash on a pitch black stage as thunder booms in the background. While the music crescendos, the entire cast of the play gathers downstage, forming a line facing the audience.

Thunder claps again as the lights go white, letting the audience see the falling raindrops soak the awaiting ensemble. The show ends.