Just two weeks into the 2011 fall semester, and our department has already become a busy place. We will hopefully update soon with some pictures of our two APO (Alpha Psi Omega) sponsored events that have already happened this semester – the 24 Hour Theatre ‘Thing’ and the Fairy Tale Dance. Both events were great fun, and got our semester off to a great start.
Also already in progress are the rehearsals for our first production of the season, Sister Calling My Name by Buzz McLaughlin. Senior Dave Harris has had his cast of three in rehearsals since the first day of classes, and with the opening of the show less than two weeks away, preparations are coming together to make it another great evening of theatre.
Meanwhile, our designers and technical staff are also beginning preparations for the fall main stage production of Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like (from the children’s book by Jay Williams and Mercer Mayer) which will be directed by guest art McNair Wilson. The show will be performed outdoors at the Pavilion space on campus during the first week of November.
Next to all of this, rehearsals begin tonight for the first production put on by the Highland Players Guild – our new project of shows produced utilizing the alumni of our department. We will be performing Galileo by Bertolt Brecht during the week of Homecoming in late October.