On Wednesday, seventh graders visited Arena Stage to view Lillian Hellman’s play Watch on the Rhine. The play takes place right before World War II and focuses on a young woman who escapes to the Washington, D.C. suburbs with her German husband. While her husband is involved in anti-fascist movements, the family welcomes an Eastern European guest and the international conflicts become the catalyst for tension within the family. Students in seventh grade read several social justice texts that deal with societal conflicts that challenge a character’s values, like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In previous years, the seventh grade also viewed Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Arena Stage, and last year Ms. Kolb’s eighth grade theater class saw Akeelah and the Bee at the theater in Southwest, D.C.