Articles by: Namsai Sethpornpong '17

The cast of Fringe sets up props on stage during the tech rehearsal preceding the opening show. The show itself, entirely student- written, directed, and performed, was a success among audience members in all three showings.

Fringe Unhinged: A New View of the Annual Show

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

There is something to be said about a production run entirely by students; Fringe is distinct from other Choate productions in that it is focuses on pieces written, filmed, directed, and performed by students. An annual tradition at Choate for over twenty years, The Fringe Festival allows kids to takeRead More

Under Circe’s gaze, Pallas Athena (played by Rebecca Lilenbaum ’17) glides across the stage during The Odyssey. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war strategy, and she supports Odysseus on his journey home.

The Odyssey’s Action-Packed Journey Wows Audience, Garners A Crowd

December 15, 2016 at 6:02 am 0 comments

On Friday, December 2, the Paul Mellon Arts Center (PMAC) was packed with eager students, faculty, and family members all in attendance of the long-awaited fall production: Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of The Odyssey. Every year, freshmen read The Odyssey, the tale of Greek hero Odysseus’s voyage home after helping hisRead More

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On Key with Kaki Su ’19

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Pianist Kaki Su ’19 and her friend violinist Annett Ho ’18 dazzled the Choate community with their Franck Sonata in A Major duet during the school meeting on Wednesday, October 12.  Immediately after the last note played, the entire audience stood up, applauding the two students with exuberant whoops andRead More

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Alumni in the Arts: Tom Dey ’83

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, we are taught to be independent thinkers, to work hard for the things we love, and not to shy away from a challenge, no matter how seemingly insurmountable. Someone who embodies this very spirit is Choate graduate Mr. Tom Dey ’83—screenwriter, director, and producer. Some of Dey’s notableRead More

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Remembering Playwright Edward Albee ’46

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Friday, September 16, legendary playwright and Choate alum Edward Albee ’46 passed away quietly in his home in Montauk, New York. The death of the 88-year-old playwright, a winner of three Pulitzer Prizes and two Tony Awards, has left the world feeling numb. From the moment he first steppedRead More

Spring Recitals

Spring Recitals

May 27, 2016 at 6:49 am 2 comments

Gabriel Valle Gabriel Valle’s ’16 violin serenaded the audience during his senior recital, held on Sunday, May 22, at the Seymour St. John Chapel. Valle, who has played violin for 14 years, is in orchestra and the Arts Concentration program. Regarding his decision to perform, Valle stated, “Apart from theRead More

Arts Con Seniors Bid Farewell

Arts Con Seniors Bid Farewell

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As a final goodbye to their art career at Choate, senior Visual Arts Concentration students Rebecca Bernstein ’16, Daphne Harrington ’16, Caitlin Chiocchio ’16, and Anika Zetterberg ’16 showcased their best work on May 15 in the Paul Mellon Arts Center. Bernstein’s display consisted of an array of black andRead More

Faith and Music Mingle at Compline

Faith and Music Mingle at Compline

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students and faculty alike gathered in the Chapel on Sunday, April 24 during study break to observe the Christian service of Compline. Compline is the last service of the day in the Christian liturgical hours, and this particular Compline was held by Choral Director Ms. Alysoun Kegel and Reverend AllyRead More

Government Oversteps in Seeking iPhone Hack

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By now we’ve all heard about the FBI-Apple legal battle that brought the question of balancing the issues of national security and civilian privacy to the forefront of the public agenda. The FBI toppled a delicate balance when it sought to unnecessarily compromise public privacy by demanding Apple to notRead More