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Theatre: The Morning After

The theatre department will present The Morning After on the Covenant College stage, beginning March 31, 2016.


Directed by senior theatre major Emma Shope ’16, The Morning After will include a collection of varied scenes and musical scores focused around the subject of sexuality. The minimalistic production will highlight the joy and pain that result from human relationships.


Shope hopes that each piece will contribute to a discussion of sexual brokenness and what it looks like for that brokenness to be redeemed. She hopes that the medium of theatre will bring difficult topics to light in a tangible, meaningful way.


“It is hard for us to talk about this sort of thing if we’re just having a conversation with each other,” said contributing actor Matthew Mindeman ’17. “Putting it in the art form of theatre helps reveal how these things work. Then we can enter into a conversation from that jumping-off point.”


The show will begin with a meditation on shattered relationships, selfishness, and tragic mistakes. The second half of The Morning After will move in a hopeful direction, demonstrating the fruit of faithful and persistent love. Each of the various scenes and songs in the production are woven together to create one cohesive story.


The Morning After will run on March 31 and April 1 at 8:00 p.m. and on April 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sanderson Auditorium. Tickets are free and open to the public. To reserve seats or to request more information, contact the box office at or 706.419.1051.