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Theatre: "The Play’s the Thing"



Covenant’s theatre & film studies department presents The Play’s the Thing, an evening of Shakespearian theatre directed by Covenant students. The production consists of nine Shakespearian scenes – five comedic and four tragic – from a variety of plays ranging from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

“There are thirteen student actors participating in the scenes, some of whom will be very familiar to audiences and some who are making their Covenant debut,” says Claire Slavovsky, assistant professor of theatre and film studies. “Some of the actors are playing three very different roles in just one evening! The actors will all be costumed and we will have lights and sound like a full production even though the evening is made up of scenes.”

 

The scenes are directed by Nyssa Coffman ’15, Katie Jenkins ’12, Ann Jones ’13, Anne Patterson ’13, and Kelsey Whitted ’13.

 

“It's exciting to have student directors digging into some of the richest scenes in the English language,” says Professor Slavovsky, “giving the students the chance to see their work fully produced on stage.”

 

Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanderson Hall auditorium on April 12, 13, 14, and 20, 2012, and at 2:30 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are $3. For more information and to make reservations, contact the box office at boxoffice@covenant.edu or 706-419-1051.