The Theatrical Society began the year with auditions for the play “Harvey.” Which is a wonderfully comedic story about a man who sees a 6’5” rabbit. His claims drive his family crazy and hilarity ensues as they attempt to commit him into an asylum. Several students showed up to perform a variety of comedic monologues. Everything ranging from what women are looking for in a man, to Alice in Wonderland, and being stranded on an island. My personal favorite was Alex Luthor’s “Umbridge” monologue from the wildly funny “Very Potter Musical.” In case you didn’t know, he is quite convincing at being an angry woman. If you weren’t able to attend the auditions, but would like to help with the play in some other way, contact Chance Rigdon or Tiffany Rowlett. He is the director of this year’s play and she will be helping him as assistant director. They will be able to answer any questions you have, or point you in the right direction to someone who can.
There are a variety of jobs for everyone. If you enjoy working with people, perhaps you could help with advertising and spread the word about the Theatrical Society. Hospitality is another good option for those who enjoy working with others. In this position, you have the opportunity to welcome people when they come to the play or bring refreshments to the actors. For a more hands-on experience, you could join the backstage crew and help set up, move, and take down props and other play-related items. It’s a good experience for those who are interested drama, but would rather not act on stage. Make-up, which is required on stage, is a little awkward for the men to out on. So all you ladies who are good at putting in makeup should consider helping out in that way. The Theatrical Society can always use more people. It takes a lot of work to put on a play, and every volunteer counts.
And remember, as you’re walking to and from your classes, keep an eye out for Harvey: you may just see him.