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Afternoon Delight: Dallas Jesuit Teachers Brainwashed by North Koreans. Also Acted as Sunflowers.

by Jerome Weeks 6 May 2011 1:00 PM

And the one teacher who played the sunflower, his big moment on stage was moving his petals towards the sun. Then there’s the teacher who was romantically involved with a Russian novelist. In a past life. Welcome to the cast of Jesuit High’s spring one-acts.


Afternoon Delight is a daily diversion for when you’re just back from lunch, but not quite ready to get back to work. Check back Monday at 1 p.m. for another one

Frankly, I’m jealous. I attended a Jesuit high school. I even performed in a play in the theater department (when I wasn’t panning their productions in the school paper). Nothing we did looks as much fun as this short video, meant to promote next week’s second annual, senior spring one-acts, put on by the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and featuring eight members of the faculty.

The teachers interviewed for the video discuss their extensive theater backgrounds. They declare that “CATS IS THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF HUMAN ART!” and reveal that military training typically involves short monologues and tap-dancing.

Here’s hoping their one-acts are half as entertaining.