GC Theatre presents season of farce, romance, secret dating
The Georgia College Department of Theatre boasts its recent performances in the Eastern European Regions International Theatre Festival outside of Prague and our semi-finalist award at the Cannes Lions Film Festival. This year’s theater season is one of farce, romance and dating secrets.
The first show is “The Birds” by Aristophanes adapted by Karen Berman and alumnus Steve Holbert (Georgia College 2012). Touted as an election year tour de farce, an acrobatic aviary and a political pandemonium, the show runs Sept. 26 through 30. Students are encouraged to dress in togas for the Toga Party Thursday night, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in Russell Auditorium.
Following this show they will present “Proposals” by Neil Simon directed by professor Iona Pendergast in the Campus Black Box Theatre, which runs from Nov. 7 through 18. This summertime romance follows the lives of young lovers and their crazy entanglements.
The final mainstage show, directed by Amy Pinney, professor of theater, with music direction by Wendy Mullen, interim department chair, is “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” presented in February near Valentine’s Day. This longest running off-Broadway musical reveals the hilarious secrets of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws.
Additional shows include a student capstone, “The Nutcracker” ballet, the Spring Dance Minor Concert, 24- Hour Plays, and a series of staged readings, stand-up comedy nights, international plays and guest artists.
In the Georgia College year of themes including family and literacy, the Department of Theatre hopes everyone will become part of their family and enjoy the arts.
All students are welcome to come to the Fall meeting Tuesday, Aug.14 at 5 p.m. at the Campus Blackbox Theatre to find out how to audition or get involved. For tickets go to gcsutickets.com. Tickets for students are $7 for musicals and $5 for non-musicals.