Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art
— Konstantin Stanislavsky



  • Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM
  • Appleton North High School LGI (large group instruction room)
  • 35 minutes in length
  • Free and open to the public
  • Seating is limited to 100

On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Appleton North High School Theatre Seminar/Production class will present an original theatrical piece entitled “STILL I RISE: A PLAY ABOUT SURVIVING ABUSE at 7:00 P.M. in the Large Group Instruction Room at North High School.   The 35 minute play deals with the very topical and pervasive subject of abuse in its many forms: physical, verbal, sexual, financial, cyber, and emotional, presenting a positive, proactive message of hope while offering strategies for dealing with this very timely and relevant issue.  The play utilizes first person monologues of actual abuse survivors.  

Appleton North theatre Director Ron Parker states, “Through this original theatrical work, the students hope to educate their peers and community on the issue of abuse and toshare the important message ofstrategies for survival with everyone who needs to hear.”

Each year the North Theatre Seminar/Production class prepares a production dealing with some social issue topic relevant to the community and its youth.  Previous classes have dealt with the issues of tolerance, abuse, depression, suicide, homelessness, mental illness, grief and drunk driving. The play will be performed for North students during the school day on May 24th .  

Admission to the public performance is free, but seating is restricted to 100 people.  Both the school and public performances will be followed by a talk back on the issuesof abuse raised by the play.  For further information, contact Ron Parker, director at 832-4300 or via e-mail .

hamlet, summer shakespeare 2006

hamlet, summer shakespeare 2006


2017 - HAMLET

Summer Shakespeare Theatre is a six-week course which runs from mid June through late July, in which participants learn about Shakespeare, his times, and theatre by preparing and presenting one of his plays for public performance. The program had its beginning in Kenosha before being transplanted to Appleton North in 2000.

Students who just completed either 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at a Fox Valley Consortium School (Appleton, Brillion, Freedom, Hilbert, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Menasha, Neenah, Shiocton, Xavier, and Fox Valley Lutheran) are eligible to participate.

The course and performances are held at Appleton North HS.


Contact Information

  • Ron Parker, director


  • ANHS Theatre Department, 5000 Ballard RD, Appleton, WI 54913 

  • 920-832-4300 (school main office)

  • Ticket Box Office 920-997-3994


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