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LWC Spring Theatre Offers a Diverse Lineup of Productions

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 [2:35 PM]

By: Mariah Stearns

The ambitious schedule will include, five one-act plays directed by Lindsey Wilson College students, a main-stage student directed play, one Shakespeare play, and new play readings of plays by Lindsey Wilson Students.

The Lindsey Wilson College spring theatre season will open March 28 with five one-act plays directed by Lindsey Wilson theatre students. April will include a production of Educating Rita, directed by theatre senior Michael Hook, a production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream  and a reading of new plays by LWC students.

"This semester is going to be really exciting because we have students in every aspect of the theatre world," said LWC Assistant to the Director of Theatre, Jeremy Cloyd. "It's truly a remarkable thing to see students learn and apply what they're learning to real productions."

Student directed plays will be performed March 28-31 in V.P. Henry Auditorium. Five one-act plays in total will be showcased. 

"This is something I've always enjoying doing -- showing student work," said LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock. "Some of the plays were written by student playwrights, so we'll be able to show off what students have going on here, and that is exciting."

Directed by LWC senior Michael Hook of Louisville, Ky, Educating Rita will be performed April 6-7 at 7 p.m. CT in V.P. Henry Auditorium.

The play  tells the story of disillusioned and washed out English professor, Frank, and a no-nonsense hairdresser, Rita. The two are oddly matched, but their relationship as teacher and student grows and changes and challenges each of them.

Hook is directing the play as part of his senior seminar course for the theatre major at LWC. He says he chose the play because it felt "real" -- stating that the play is "sincere, believable, and relatable."

The Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream, will be performed April 26-28 at 7 p.m. CT and again April 30 at 2 p.m CT.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream  is the first production Robert Brock produced when he first came to LWC," Cloyd said. "It will be really interesting to do it again. It's such a wonderful story with great characters, and something that I think everyone can enjoy."

The season will conclude with readings of new plays by LWC students, which will be May 1-2. This will mark the fifth year the Lindsey Wilson Theatre Program has produced student written play readings.


LWC Theatre Program's 2017 Spring Theatre Season:

• One-Act Student-Directed Plays --  7pm CT March 28-31, 2017

• Educating Rita --  7 PM CT April 6-7, 2017

• William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream -- 7 p.m. CT April 26-28, 2 p.m. April 30, 2017

• New Play Readings -- 7pm CT May 1-2, 2017

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