Central High School’s theatre department is home to one of the fastest growing theatre programs in California. With three full time theatre teachers, twenty course offerings, and multiple play productions each year, there’s something for everyone.
"Small World" was our debut at the Northern CA Play Festival in 2016. Being the newest troupe, we weren't expecting to win 1st as we did. It shocked us even more when "Small World" was selected to perform mainstage at the CA Thespian Festival in Upland, CA. "Small World" in its own way, opened up a whole world of possibilities for us as a theatre department, acting as a spark to the flame that is now Troupe 8214.
"The Universal Language" was a challenging and heart-warming comedy about Don, a con artist, and Dawn, the stuttering misfit who he tries to swindle, but instead falls in love with through nothing more than gibberish. This piece placed 3rd at the Northern CA Play Festival in 2017. The cast went on to compete in separate individual events, of which cast-member, Emilio Aldana IV, received a callback for his superior performance in the monologue category.
"Ordinary Days" was our first musical entry to the Northern CA Play Festival this past January with high marks and praise for vocal and character development. Centered around four young adult New-Yorkers, "Ordinary Days" depicted a post 9-11 America, emphasizing life's joys despite struggles and putting focus back into the moment.