Arts & Culture Editor
Millersville students only recently came back to campus but the Theater department has been at work since mid December.
The cast from Millersville’s performance of “Bury the Dead” was selected to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington DC from January 12-16. The actors included current Millersville students as well as alumni.
They didn’t find out they were invited to this prestigious festival until Dec. 10 so it was a short rehearsal timeline. They performed three shows in the same day and then had to be out of the rehearsal space by 6 p.m. The actors also had to practice constructing and reconstructing the set, which is something they hadn’t had to worry about before. Of this new and high-pressure situation Elliot said, “Everybody handled it really really well.”
The cast of “Bury the Dead” wasn’t the only cast working over winter break. Rabbit Hole, directed by Marion Wood O’Sullivan, rehearsed on and off throughout winter break. Their show opens very soon on Feb. 19 in the Rafter’s Theatre in Dutcher Hall.
Another show coming up this semester is “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” which will be directed by Tony Elliot. Auditions will take place on February 22nd and 23rd and they are looking for a smaller cast. All sign up sheets are located on the first floor of Dutcher Hall.
Speaking about this upcoming contemporary play, Elliot says, “After coming off of Macbeth which is so big, this show is so small. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Premiering this weekend and next is Director’s Cut. These short plays are directed and performed by Millersville students. The first shows are February 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in Dutcher Hall.