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 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 a boy in Class I
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 2017-2018 the Senior Play was Dogg’s Hamlet/Cahoot’s Macbeth by Tom Stoppard. The Junior Play was The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The Spring Musical was Oliver by Lionel Bart. Riverside Drive by Woody Allen, produced by Marc deFontnouvelle, Class I, was the student-directed production in the winter.