The Wilson Beacon

Wilson students to take on the retelling of Peter Pan

Chau Nguyen

March 8, 2020

This spring, Wilson Theater will be performing an exciting production of the musical “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The musical serves as a r...

Meet Wilson’s potential stars of DC-CAP

Chau Nguyen

February 2, 2020

Every year, DCPS students show off their singing, instrument-playing, and dancing skills to compete for a $10,000 scholarship from the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) and become a DC-CAPital Star. This year, ten out of the...

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...

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