Theater production overlaps spring break

Cedric Phillips

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Kiani Stone, senior in theater, and Anthony Garza, freshman in theatre, perform during dress rehersal Tuesday night in the Fine Arts Theater.

Kiani Stone, senior in theater, and Anthony Garza, freshman in theatre, perform during dress rehersal Tuesday night in the Fine Arts Theater.

With the start of spring break next weekend and its schedule overlapping with the play God of Carnage attendance might be impacted, according to the production team. They said spring break won’t deter them from their goal of delivering a high quality theatrical performance, however.

“We’ve done shows during the spring break before. It doesn’t bother me,” Laura Jefferson, associate professor of theatre and director of the play, said.

Performing over the weekend isn’t anything new for participants in God of Carnage, but with the conflict of spring break the production team and actors are trying to look on the bright side.

“Working the play is not a big deal with it overlapping since its at the start of spring break,” Nicole Neely, senior in theatre and PR manager, said.

“It’s expected of cast and crew to work when necessary for plays even if it conflicts with a holiday break, plus the play is at the beginning of spring break so it not that bad,” Carter Wallace, senior in theatre and props designer, said.

God of Carnage will run from March 13-16, while spring break runs from March 17-22, but many students will have already made the trip home or to a spring break destination by the weekend.

“The time plays will run probably will effect student attendance, but I’m hoping they will show on Thursday and Friday,” Jefferson, said.

For students who will stay in Wichita Falls during the week-long break, the production team ensures that they will have the hottest tickets in town.

“We will have a few MSU students the ones who live in town…we’re the cheapest seat in town for the arts,” Wallace, said.

Admissions for MSU students is free and the play will run for 90 minutes compared to three hours for other theatre productions, Neely said. The production team hopes that the adult theme laced with comedy will motivate young people to watch one of the weekend shows.

“Adults 18-25 will probably come,” Neely, said. “It will be so much cheaper than going to the movies, for very quality theatre.”

 

 

 

 

 

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