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
Student directed plays will be performed March 28-31 in V.P.
Henry Auditorium. Five one-act plays in total will be
"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
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
LWC Theatre Program's 2017 Spring Theatre Season:
• One-Act Student-Directed Plays -- 7pm CT March 28-31,
• Educating Rita -- 7 PM CT April 6-7,
• 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