Local Students Perform in “Theatre on a Shoestring”

LINDSBORG, Kan., April 30, 2012—Bethany College Theatre presents “Theatre on a Shoestring,” a series of student-directed plays on May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. The plays “Words, Words, Words,” “The Sandbox,” and “The Diary of Adam and Eve” will be performed on May 4 and “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Lace” on May 5.

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Bethany fall theater production stars students

Bethany College Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with three performances October 28-30 featuring the comedy, “On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” by Eric Overmeyer. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center.

This story follows the exploits of Mary, Fanny and Alexandra, three intrepid 19th century American women explorers who leave both the comforts of home and the conformity of Victorian-era society to embark on a journey to Terra Incognita. This trek takes them from wind-swept ice fields to precarious precipices as well as to jungles of both the steamy and neon variety. Along the way, they encounter a fascinating gallery of characters: a famous inhabitant of the Himalayas, a German dirigible pilot named Alphonse, and the mysterious Madame Nhu, a modern-day soothsayer who dispenses her prognostications from a decidedly ancient vehicle. It is, in short, a journey that is anything but conventional.

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Bethany presents music theatre scenes May 7

Bethany students will present “An Evening of Broadway Musical Moments!” on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center.

Popular show tunes such as “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Seasons of Love” and “Maria” will be performed by students currently enrolled in the music theatre scenes class, co-taught by Assistant Professor of Music Jodi Frisbie and Associate Professor of Theatre Greg LeGault. Two large ensemble pieces from “Guys and Dolls” and “The Wiz” will be performed with the Bethany College Chapel Choir. Women from both classes will also perform “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” from “South Pacific.”

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Bethany Theatre adds new show for Messiah Festival

Due to unforeseen difficulties, Bethany’s Messiah Theatre Festival will replace one play scheduled for the April 3 performances.

Director Carl Isaacson reported today that “The Confrontation” will replace the previously scheduled Michele de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men.” “We had more troubles with the de Ghelderode piece than any director could have anticipated. It was clear that it would not be of the quality we’ve come to expect in the Messiah Festival.”

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Messiah Festival theatre will feature two comedies

Bethany students will perform “It Should Happen to a Dog” by Wolf Mankowitz and Michel de Ghelderode’s “The Blind Men” this Easter season as part of the 2010 Messiah Festival of the Arts.

Performances of these two plays will be April 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Burnett Center and are free and open to the public. Bethany’s Messiah Festival theatre production is under the direction of Carl Isaacson, professor of communication.

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Conference chooses play authored by Bethany professor

“Frost,” a play authored by Greg LeGault, associate professor of theatre at Bethany College, has been accepted for a reading at the Fifth Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Neb., May 29-June 5.

The play was chosen from a field of more than 400 entries. Its reading will give LeGault the opportunity to meet and work with top playwrights and scholars from across the United States. This will be LeGault’s second trip to the festival. Last year, his play “In The Wake”, co-authored with Michael Speller, was featured.

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Professors as playwrights for spring theatre at Bethany

Bethany College Theatre will present two original plays written by Bethany professors March 4-5. “In the Wake” by Associate Professor of Theatre Greg LeGault and Michael Speller will begin the evening followed by Professor of Communication Carl Isaacson’s short comedy, “Leaving.” Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

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