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Friday, December 11, 2009

Schechner's Coming!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Villanova's Theatre Department will be holding its 4th annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium. Much to our delight, this year's keynote speaker will be performance studies legend Richard Schechner. Stay tuned for more information on the schedule for the day -- planned panels include an emerging scholars' panel and, of course, papers on performance studies -- and in the meantime, save the date on your calendar. Richard Schechner is a fellow you don't want to miss when he's in town!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

An "Annie Get Your Gun" cast - Yeehaw!

And whaddya know? We now have a cast list for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, too! I've already got "Anything you can do, I can do better ..." on a loop in my head, and I'm sure it'll only get more entrenched as the rootin', tootin' rehearsal period gets a-movin'.

ANNIE OAKLEY -- Kathryn M. Lyles
FRANK BUTLER -- Tim Rinehart
WINNIE TATE -- Mary Lamb
TOMMY KEELER -- Michael Libonati
DOLLY TATE -- Jennifer Huth

Jessica Bedford
Amanda Curry
Lizzy Dalton-Negron
Danielle DeStefano
Valerie Eichelberger
Will Erwin
Alex Frangoulis
Jaqueline Kelliher
Cassie Lovering
Seth Martin
Emily Poworoznek
Andy Shaw
Tom Saporito

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We have a Medea cast!

Medea auditions took place last week, to a flurry of excitement, and we now have a cast!

Nurse -- Danielle DeStefano (1st-year in the M.A. program)
Tutor -- Tom Saporito (1st-year)
Medea -- Kim Fairbanks (1st-year)
Older Son -- Alex Barnett (son of a VU faculty member)
Younger Son -- Gabriela Petrone (the youngest newcomer to Villanova)
Jessica Bedford (2nd-year)
Lizzy Dalton-Negron (2nd-year)
Stephanie King (1st-year)
Gigi McGraw (2nd-year)
Kathleen Mulhearn (2nd-year)
Creon -- TBA
Creon's Herald -- Nelson Barre (2nd-year)
Jason -- Chris Serpentine (2nd-year)
Aegeus -- Tim Horner (faculty member at VU)
Messenger -- Will Erwin (2nd-year)

Rehearsals started yesterday. We'll post some in-progress shots as soon as we can!

-Meg Devine Maxwell