St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy to Present “Bad Manners at the Manor” November 11 and 12

October 24, 2022

St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy will present Bad Manners at the Manor: A “Who-Done-It” Comedy at 7 p.m. on November 11 and 12 at St. Katharine Drexel–St. Mary, 119 W. 7th St., Kaukauna. The public are invited to attend. No tickets are required, but free-will donations will be accepted at the door.

Bad Manners at the Manor: A “Who-Done-It” Comedy is a family-friendly, light murder mystery comedy. In it, Lord Henning makes everyone at Cedar Manor Estate hate him, and by the end of first act, he is dead. Everybody’s a suspect, and Officer Walsh, a traffic cop, tries to sort it out. This show was written by Dale Ahlquist, author, speaker, and founder of the Chesterton Schools Network.

St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy sophomores will perform the play. It is directed by Drama Teacher Wes Beyer, who has been actively involved in area theater productions and earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in theatre from Northern Michigan University.

Drama is part of the integrated classical core curriculum at St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy. Drama class begins in sophomore year, where the students are introduced to basic acting skills and perform a short play. It continues junior year where they perform a full length play and culminates senior year with a Shakespeare play. With the arts being a primary source of knowledge and ideas in today’s culture for many young people, students learn about drama as an art form and also study it in an integrated literary, philosophical, historical and theological context. Additionally, drama benefits students by bringing them together for a common goal.

For more information about St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy’s performance of “Bad Manners at the Manor” on November 11 and 12, contact the school office at 920-766-0186.