Upper School French Class Takes a Trip to the Cinema

Eleventh grade French students took a trip to Wehrenberg Theaters this week when, by chance, the world-famous French national theater company “la Comédie française” happened to be broadcasting their production of a play that the students were studying in class — the classic French play entitled Cyrano de Bergerac.

“It was a rare opportunity, so a group of us decided to see it, and we had a great time!” said French teacher, Dr. Crumb.

The students who went on the trip were surprised by how the experience of seeing the production added a level of depth to their in-class studies.

“I thought I understood the storyline of Cyrano de Bergerac on paper, but being able to watch it on-screen really brought out the intricacies of the play,” said Garret Christian ’20 who attended the viewing. “Despite the whole play being in French, I actually found myself laughing at the jokes and feeling the same sadness as the characters by piecing together the script that we have been reading with the visual aspect of the acting.”

Eleven students in total went to watch the production of Cyrano de Bergerac which was broadcasted to theaters across the country — and it so fittingly aligned with our French students’ studies.