Busy week in Theatre
The Theatre Division will be earning their Thanksgiving break over the next two weeks.
Our production of PLATONOV by Anton Chekhov performs this weekend. Not only was this Chekhov's first play but for most of students it is their introduction to Chekhov. Coincidentally Chekhov was the dissertation subject of director, David Montee. The author said of his plays "All I wanted was to say truthfully to people: 'Have a look at yourselves and see how bad and dreary your lives are!' - The important point is that people should realize that , since when they do, they will almost certainly create another, a better, life for themselves." While the characters lives are dreary, Chekhov presents them in a humorous manner.
Adding to the excitement of the production will be the attendance of 3 or our Theatre alumni who will also be here working with the students Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. They are Adam Immerwahr, Assistant Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre in Princeton; Kevin Emrick, Director of Creative Development at Stuart Thompson Productions in NY; and Lora Lee Gayer who appeared on Broadway in FOLLIES, NewYork Center in PIPE DREAMS, and just closed in BULL DURHAM, the musical, in Atlanta.
Just to make next week more exciting Gulshirin Dubash will have a guest artist in her World Theatre Class. Sreyashi Day will be teaching the students an Indian National Dance. I will try to get some pictures and post them here for you.
And of course next weekend is the Theatre Company Ensemble production of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA adapted and directed by Laura Mittelstaedt. This is followed Nov. 20-21 by THE SECRECT IN THE WINGS.