3:08 p.m. on Monday in Harvey

Laura Mittelstaedt
January 12, 2015

Any given Monday

It is 3:08 p.m. on a Monday in the Harvey complex. At least a half a dozen events are happening simultaneously. There is a production meeting for Amadeus happening in the conference room next door. I can hear Luke D'Alessandro, student set designer, consulting with Brent Wroble, the technical director. Across the hall, Clyde Sheets, a member of the design and production faculty, is discussing the master schedule of the One Act Festival with the student Production Stage Manager and student Production Coordinator. In the costume shop, Candy Hughes is doing a costume fitting for a piano concert this weekend; the pianists will be playing Mozart while wearing 18th century attire. As I type, four student-directed one-act plays are in rehearsal, filling our upstairs spaces, and students spill out into the halls, sitting by the heating vents, memorizing lines and getting homework done before they rehearse. I pass two recent Interlochen graduates in the hallway; they are now students at University of Minnesota, Gutherie Theater program, and have come to visit campus before their winter break ends, giving support to thier fellow actors and sharing news of thier new life. And it's snowing.

3:09 p.m. in the Harvey and all is well.