TheatreAC students travel, compete for Kennedy Center scholarship funds •
With two productions offered and two trips, this semester will be busy and exciting for AC theater students.
As for shows, TheatreAC will present two this spring. Theatergoers can first see a Shakespearean comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s date. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24.
Shows will be in the Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street Campus at the corner of Jackson Street and 22nd Avenue.
Xanadu, the second play, portrays the journey of a struggling artist. It combines the ancient with the modern. You can catch this play at 7:30 p.m. April 26-27 and May 2-4. It also will appear at 3 p.m. May 5.
Ticket prices for students and faculty members are $5. Tickets for other adults cost $7. Parties of 10 or more cost $3 a person.
The first trip for TheatreAC students this semester took them to southeast Texas.
“Five of our graduating students went to the Texas Educational Theater Association convention in Houston to audition for four-year institutions,” said Monty Downs, an instructor and technical director for TheatreAC.
Some of the students attending the Houston event were Stefanee Chevalier, Jerri Peacock, David Downs, Shelby Johnson and Eva Ordaz, all of whom had successful auditions, Monty Downs said.
In February, TheatreAC students will attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
They will compete for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Chevalier, David Downs and Troy Mahaffey will represent AC.
Also producing shows this summer will be Merely Players and Delta Psi Omega, the AC theatre club.
Delta Psi Omega has open auditions for any student who is curious about the performing arts.
Merely Players, according to the AC website, is a professional acting troupe that provides students with opportunities to perform and work backstage.