Meredith Offers a Theatrical Freebie on 12/6

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Guest blog by Julie-Kate Cooper

The Directing Scenes: Comedies of Errors: Laugh Your Farce Off. Meredith College, Friday, December 6, 2013, Free.

Laugh your farce off this Friday night with comedies of absurdity and exaggeration!

This Friday, December 6, Meredith College’s Theatre Department presents the Directing class’ fall showcase of student-directed scenes in Comedies of Errors: Laugh Your Farce Off. Cast with Meredith students from all majors, the directors – upperclass-person theatre majors – have compiled their scenes into a one-night-only performance of comedies.

In shows commonly called by participants “The Directing Scenes,” Meredith’s theatre department presents new scenes by student directors every other year. This year’s directors are Madira Hoffman, Teia Coley, Taylor Pearce, Rimsha Afzal, Emily Johns, Kat Froehlich, Andrea Maberry, Elaina Mittleman, and Meredith Davis.

The Directing Scenes are a realized product of the course work as a part of these young women training to be professional theatre artists. Each director must design her own lights, sound, costumes, and set. After a semester of work, the directors have each chosen their scenes, cast their actors, blocked the staging, coached the actors, and created a production that will make you “laugh your farce off!”

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theater and runs just over an hour and a half with intermission. Note that language and content are for mature audiences. Cost of admission is free and open to the public.

For the latest news on Meredith’s theatre department, see www.meredith.edu/theatre or visit Meredith Ensemble Theatre’s Facebook page. Meredith’s next performance is presented by their professional theatre in residence, Stillwater Theatre Company: the world premiere of Turtles by John Greiner-Ferris, January 31 – February 2 and February 4-9. For the most up-to-date information on Stillwater, visit their Facebook page or find them on Twitter @StillwatrTheatr.

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to welcome back Julie-Kate Cooper, a former CVNC intern at Meredith, and to have her help her alma mater promote these offerings. The college is one of CVNC‘s partners in a statewide internship program in which performing arts students write reviews for the journal under the tutelage of our professional critics. In the process, the students enrich the journal with their fresh perspectives on the arts and concurrently build small portfolios of published work we hope will benefit them in their own professional lives. These programs are in place at Meredith, Brevard College, UNCG, and Guilford College. For more information, contact us.

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