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Mountain Views News Saturday, November 9, 2013 



8, AND 10 AT ST. 

Sierra Madre, CA (November 4, 2013) 
– Alverno High School is proud to 
present Antigone Devised based on 
Jean Anouilh and Sophocles texts on 
November 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 
November 10 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Rita’s 
Church O’Malley Hall. 

Using music, dance and screen 
projections, Antigone Devised is 
Alverno High School’s adaptation of 
Jean Anouilh’s adaption of the famous 
Greek tragedy. Anouilh’s version of 
Antigone is not set in the ritualized 
and strictly ordered Greek world 
of the original, but in the modern 
world where gods have disappeared 
and heads of state are the forces that 
determine and manipulate the fates 
of individuals. Originally produced 
in Paris in 1942, Antigone’s story of 
faithfulness to her dead brother and 
his proper burial and defiance to the 
dictator Creon resonated with the 
French audience as they saw it as their 
own resistance to German occupation.

The cast of Antigone Devised includes 
frosh Arianna Munoz as Antigone; 
senior Cassie Shima as Creon; junior 
Erika Winstanley as Ismene; senior 
Karmah Eldesouky as the nurse; senior 
Maeve McLiam as the first guard; 
senior Victoria Pintado as the second 
guard; frosh Kelsie Khonsari as the 
third guard; junior Gabby Prado as 
the messenger; sophomore Madison 
Carmenate as the page; sophomore 
Brianna Gomez as Eurydice; chorus 
members played by sophomore Amy 
Aghajanian, frosh Kathleen Huckler, 
frosh Jillian Kislow, frosh Moondera 
Rabb, and junior Christina Vagenas. 

Presale tickets to Antigone Devised 
may be purchased from the Alverno 
office for $8 and for $10 at the door at 
O’Malley Hall. 

Alverno High School is located at 200 
North Michillinda Avenue in Sierra 
Madre and St. Rita’s is located at 322 
North Baldwin Avenue in Sierra 

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, 
private, college preparatory school for 
young women dedicated to preparing 
them to function in a society as 
informed, knowledgeable persons, 
who have the requisite skills to make 
and implement mature decisions 
about complex problems. Enlivened 
by the spirit of its Immaculate 
Heart Community sponsors, and 
mindful of the Franciscan roots of 
its founders, Alverno’s program—
academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, 
and physical—is shaped by the staff, 
trustees, and students in light of the 
world for which the students are 
being educated. Alverno’s mission is 
to empower each young woman to be 
exactly the person she wants to be and 
since 1960, Alverno has empowered 
more than 4,100 women to meet that 
goal. For more information about 
Alverno High School, please call 626-
355-3463 or visit 

Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Headmaster John Higgins



LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Gilbert Barraza


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:


351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:


234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:


325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:


1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


For Ender’s Game, I purposely did not 
read the book before the movie. The reason for 
this was because the movie never seems to be 
as good as the book, with the few exceptions 
of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. When I 
saw the trailer for this movie, I knew it was going 
to be exceptional and I did not want to ruin 
the experience by having read the book before.

 Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is an 
unusual boy. He has few friends in school yet 
shows great leadership and tactical potential. 
It is for this reason that he is scouted by the 
International Fleet, headed by Colonel Graff 
(Harrison Ford) and his assistant, Major Gwen Anderson (Viola Davis). 
Graff takes Ender out of normal school and trains him, along 
with other groups of children, to stop the Formics, an evil alien race 
that nearly wiped out humanity, from returning.

 As I stated before, I did not read the book before seeing the 
movie. However, I had heard quite a bit about the plot and the major 
twist at the end. While I did know much about Ender’s Game I 
was shocked to discover a world full of interesting characters and 
described in so much depth that I immediately went out and bought 
nearly half of the books in the Ender’s Game series. I am going to be 
getting the rest. I cannot say enough how astonishingly well made 
this movie is, from the acting, to the screenplay, to the wonderful directing. 
I would recommend this movie to anyone who has read the 
book, to those who are diehard sci-fi fans, and to anyone who loves 
good movies. 

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