Get insider’s scoop on some exciting productions coming up!
A little about Theatre majors…
Hello, all! This is Sarah Chaffee, coming straight at you from the Theatre department at Regent University (although, really, I’m in my room. But basically every other moment- the Communications building is my home).
Fun fact about Theatre majors: We’re loud, we’re bombastic, and we don’t have too much regard for personal space. We’re like strange, hyperactive enigmas. However, for some reason, people don’t really see us around much. Ever wondered why? It’s because we’re working on the fantastic shows that we get to bring to the community!
Some amazing upcoming shows
If you have never seen a show at Regent, this is the time to go because we have some amazing shows lined up. If you have seen one– then you know just how amazing they are! And you can come back! As for choosing those you should see next, think of me as your personal shopper. I’ve done all the research, so now you can just sit back, and relax.
October 7-8th, 14-15th, 7:30 pm
October 9th & 16th, 2:30 pm
Buckle up and get ready for an adventure of fantasy and ultraviolence. I’m not kidding on this one – this show is going to deliver on the blood factor, so there’s a fair warning. Past that, it’s a thrilling show with action, romance and tragedy. Thomas Seward, a talented doctor at an insane asylum, is increasingly distressed at the illness of the love of his life, Mina Grant. Desperate for answers, he sends for the help of his good friend Abram Van Helsing. Together they arrive at a chilling conclusion: The seemingly hospitable neighbor to the asylum, Count Dracula, is in fact a vampire preying on helpless inhabitants. Seward must fight to defeat Dracula and save his bride before it is too late…
November 4-5th, 11-12th, 7:30 pm
November 6th, 13th, 2:30 pm
November 5th, 12th, 2:30 pm? (Very tentative.)
Silent Sky follows the story of a brilliant woman named Henrietta Leavitt, employed by Harvard Observatory in 1895 to map the night sky. All her life, Henrietta has longed to answer the questions of the universe and is finally granted the opportunity to do so when she is hired by Harvard to work on astronomy. However, her dreams are quickly cut down to size when she arrives in Boston, realizing that women’s skills are not valued as highly there as she first hoped. In her quest to prove herself, she finds romance and companionship in the least likely of places. Intelligent, light, and witty banter makes this show a fun watch that will bring both laughter and inspiration.
(Fun fact: The author of this article is playing Henrietta. So come see me be snarky and do science!)
Much Ado About Nothing
December 2-3rd, 9-10th, 7:30 pm
December 3-4th, 10-11th, 2:30 pm
One of my favorite Shakespeare comedies takes a fun twist, set in a modern day trailer park. Don Pedro and his loyal band of soldiers arrive back home to a warm welcome. Love is in the air when soldier Claudio and beautiful Hero discover their love for one another, which is quickly spoiled by the another soldier named Benedick, and Hero’s cousin Beatrice. Both have enough sarcasm to run a marathon, swear to never marry, and are constantly at each other’s throats, trying to outdo one another in wit every time they meet. Their pride inspires the other members of the house to form a plot: They attempt to trick both Benedick and Beatrice into thinking that one is in love with the other. The two are reduced to fools in love, but neither know how to conduct themselves. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing as Don John, Don Pedro’s illegitimate sibling, is sworn to have revenge for every opportunity that Don Pedro has stolen from him. These co-existing plots blend together into a hilarious show that will have you crying from laughter by the end and cheering on the foolish Beatrice and Benedick.
So there you go! All the shows this fall. Personally, I wouldn’t miss any of them. The actors are fantastic and the directors have amazing vision. You can purchase your tickets here or at the box office in the Communications building(note: Tickets for Silent Sky can only be purchased at the box office).
Come out and see these fantastic productions!
Sarah Chaffee is a contributor for the Daily Runner.