The centerpiece of the Roxbury Latin dramatics program is the 300-seat Robert P. and Salua J.A. Smith Theater.
Three faculty-directed productions are presented annually:
Senior Play: open to boys in Classes I-III (with girls from neighboring schools)
Junior Play: open to boys in Classes IV-VI (with girls from neighboring schools)
Spring Musical: produced jointly with the Winsor School, usually open to to boys in Classes I-IV
Additional annual productions:
Latin Play: As part of their regular study of classics, boys in Class IV perform an adaptation of one of Plautus’ comedies in Latin
Student Production: a full-length production initiated and directed by students
The centerpiece of the Roxbury Latin dramatics program is the 300-seat Robert P. and Salua J.A. Smith Theater, a well-appointed facility with unobstructed sight lines, fly and trap capabilities, an optional orchestra pit and excellent acoustics for student voices. All onstage roles and most of the technical work—set design and construction, lighting, and sound—in all productions are performed by students.
In 2015-16, the Senior Play was The Christmas Truce by Phil Porter. The Junior Play was Homer’s The Iliad, adapted by Margaret Dunn, the Smith Theater’s Technical Director. The Spring Musical was The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, produced by Evan Epstein, Class I, was the student-directed production.