The Wilson Beacon

Four students quit musical, alleging casting bias

Ayomi Wolff

October 14, 2019

Junior Nikki Keating, senior Aline Contreras, and two students who chose to remain anonymous resigned from this year’s fall musical, “Matilda,” because they believe the show was cast unfairly and didn’t make students of c...

Mental health PSAs offer acting opportunities to students

Sadie Wyatt

September 8, 2019

Last fall, Wilson students were presented with an opportunity like no other: to star in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that would be aired nationwide. It came to Wilson through Karen Harris, the current theatre director at...

Wilson Players’ “Twelve Angry Jurors” exceeds expectations

Grace Kowal

May 19, 2019

A 16-year-old lower-class boy is being tried for the murder of his abusive father. Twelve jurors of different backgrounds and personalities are charged with deciding whether he is guilty. Initially, all reasonable evidence pointed...

Shakespeare fan becomes Shakespeare fam

Elie Salem

December 16, 2018

Junior Ella Schneider had been a Shakespeare fanatic since middle school, acting in a range of his most famous plays, from the tragic “Romeo and Juliet” to the whimsical “A Midsummers Night Dream.” For weeks strung togethe...

“Almost, Maine” comes to the Wilson black box

Anna Gustafson

December 13, 2018

The Wilson theater will be showcasing John Cariani’s play, “Almost, Maine” on December 13, 14, and 15 in the black box. The play takes place in the town Almost, Maine, and bears nine different vignettes centered around the b...

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