The Kirkwood Call

Fall play review: “Blood at the Root”

“Blood at the Root” by Dominique Morisseau is based on the Jena Six, a group of six black Louisiana high school students who were convicted after the beating of a white student.

Mya Copeland, features writer

November 5, 2019

The orange spotlights illuminated a massive tree that reached up into the rafters. The stage which normally seemed huge was dwarfed by the giant scenery. The stage itself was stunning, and the show that took place on it was equally as impressive. “Blood at the Root” by Dominique Morisseau is based on the Jena Six, a group of six black Louisiana high school stu...

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Harry Brooker, freshman, Max Reinert, junior, Kenzie Ruiz, senior and Raven Wiley, senior, prepare for the final dress rehearsal during the school day.

Kelley Cochran, photographer

April 10, 2019

KH players is performing Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, a musical set in the 1950s. It tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from Ohio to experience Greenwich Village in New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage.  ...

Photo gallery: “The Children’s Hour”

Raven Wiley, senior, grabs Mackenzie Klein, freshman's wrist.

Sarah Nash, art editor

December 3, 2018

Several KHS students performed in the play "The Children's Hour," this past week. In this drama, two longtime friends run a boarding school for girls. One misunderstood child starts lies and rumors in attempt to bring down her teachers. The cast is all female, besides two members. "I think that this...

Fall play preview: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Elizabeth Button, sophomore, holds a knife to the throat of Mark Perry, junior.

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 9, 2018

In KHS’s fall play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” KH Players transport the audience to the 1950s for a Shakespearean adaptation of a classical show filled with revenge and romance. The plot surrounds a con-artist who needs more money, so he tries to make two wealthy women fall in love with him, no...

Strength in numbers: the importance of an ensemble

A show-stopping group number closes act 1 of the KH Players’ spring musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Molly Higgins, writer

May 21, 2018

The lights come up, the music swells and the audience leans forward in anticipation as the stage fills with actors. A show-stopping group number closes act 1 of the KH Players’ spring musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone”. Mary Cleary, junior, stands proudly with the ensemble. “[The ensemble] brings the en...

Mr. Greg Booth

May 3, 2018

 Art by Celia Bergman 25 years of teaching at KHS TKC: What are your plans for retirement? Booth: I am going to buy a building and put in a studio and go be an artist. TKC: What is your favorite memory at KHS? Booth: I’ve really liked teaching. That’s been very nice, to have a career that you enjoy and I’ve loved ...

Spring play preview

Jared Goudsmit, junior, is held up by his cast mates.

Emma Lingo and Maddie Meyers

April 12, 2018

Have you ever wished that your favorite musical could come to life? The Drowsy Chaperone, KHS’s spring musical, features a man’s witty commentary about his favorite musical record as it appears on stage. Performances will take place in the Keating Theater on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. For KHS student...

Photo gallery: The Arsonists

Gottlieb Biedermann (Jared Goudsmit, junior) and his wife Babette (Sarah Morgan, senior) have prepared and set the table for their two rather suspicious house guests, Schmitz (Simon Welge, senior) and Eisenring (Dominic Bottom, senior). These two men have been suspected to be arsonists, due to many questionable acts including rolling drums of explosive liquids into the house. However, Biedermann doesn't say a thing.

Kelley Cochran, photographer

January 29, 2018

  For over 2 months, a group of actors and actresses along with a backstage crew have worked to build and put on the KHS black box show, The Arsonists. Directed by Kelly Schnider, KH Players director,  this is one of the four shows the KH Players puts on during the 2017-18 school year. "Every...

The Arsonists preview

The Arsonists preview

Abby Geisz, technical web editor

January 24, 2018

Taking eight weeks to produce, The Arsonists, a play put on by around 30 KHS students, is a comedy about a town that is regularly attacked by arsonists. It was originally written as a reaction to Germany invading others countries in World War II, while countries who were not directly involved sat back and d...

KHS takes on the Missouri State Thespian Conference

Maggie Burton

Melanie Witt, copy editor

January 22, 2018

Over the weekend from Jan. 12-14, junior and senior members of KH Players had the opportunity to go to the Missouri State Thespian Conference in downtown St. Louis. The trip alternates between St. Louis and Kansas City every two years. Students left school after their first class on Thursday and took a...

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