Belhaven University Theatre Department will present Tennessee Williams’ timeless memory play The Glass Menagerie September 27-30 in Barber Auditorium in the Library building on Belhaven’s main campus. An extremely complex and emotional play such as this is always a challenge to present, but our brave cast and crew are tackling the play in an intense rehearsal process, where the cast was set only 4 weeks ago.
Our cast is made up of 4 BFA performers – Grace Reeves (junior, Acting) as Amanda, Noelle Balzer (sophomore, Acting) as Laura, Christopher Miller (freshman, Acting) as Tom, and Caleb Henry (sophomore, Musical Theatre) as Jim.
Barber Auditorium is a highly intimate space, which can bring out the best in performance, but presents special challenges for the design team and our director, Dr. Elissa Sartwell. We are excited about the dramatic potential of presenting a play with such personal power in a space with such immediacy.
Join us next week for The Glass Menagerie!
To reserve seats, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-965-7026.
We are pleased to announce that over this Christmas season, we have been overseeing the installation of a new lighting grid – a significant investment in the safety and ease of work for our lighting crews and future productions. Check out Inter-America Stage’s website and see a video on their SkyDeck system.
Crews continue to work to complete the installation – safety kickplates and handrails, two stair units (a spiral set near the theatre entrance, and a straight set backstage near our costume shop door), a ladder by our tech booth, and plenty of final adjustments to be made before completion.
Often in our business we get to create what the audience views as magical. This video I believe is an example of that. The character development and artistic creation come together to draw us into caring about this creature/character. I really enjoyed this TED talk and I hope you will like it as well.
Check out this video – a time lapse video of the set up of the set of Clybourne Park on Broadway. It takes a lot of people to make the show happen – and even more than are in this video (those pieces being assembled were constructed somewhere before being installed).
Found a great blog post by Tom Vander Well, a business owner and consultant, talking about 10 ways that being a theatre major prepared him for success. For the parents out there who are wondering how a theatre education can prepare a student in case ‘theatre doesn’t work out,’ read this.
I hope you have enjoyed the last month of pictures and I hope they spawned many happy memories regarding your time at Belhaven and in the theatre Dept. Now it is our turn to ask you for help. I am posting the beginning of 3 frames that are sorely in need of some good pictures that I can scan or copy in order to place them in the layout and eventually onto our ‘Wall’. ……
Enemy of the People
……….so please let us know if you can help by leaving a comment of emailing or facebooking us.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
…. and again if any other production’s materials that you were a part of has crept along with you in your travels we would love to scan and add that stuff to our archive and maybe even the wall.