— announcing the 2019-2020 Season —
Coming This Fall . . .
A Word from Department Head, Ron Pyle:
We are excited about our new season of shows that we are calling For the Beauty of the Earth. You may be familiar with the hymn by the same name which begins:
For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
God above, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
Our first offering, The Voice of the Prairie, by John Olive and directed by our own Jeff Stegall, reminds us of “the beauty of the earth” as revealed to us through the stories we Americans like to tell one another. The vast western prairie is a part of our nation’s identity and the beauty of the landscape is truly a gift from God.
Our next show, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Senior theatre major Brooke Henige speaks to us of the “glory of the skies.” Silent Sky is the true story of the 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, who charted the stars and led to discoveries of galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.
Our last show of the season, Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is a tale of love—legitimate and illegitimate. The play wrestles with our use and misuse of God’s good gift of love and is ultimately about what is true and good.
So we hope you will join us this year for these engaging plays. Explore our webpage for many other ways in which our students, faculty and alumni are exploring and celebrating the wonderful world of theatre!
We're excited to see the work of our eight seniors this season! They will work directly with faculty on exciting and challenging plays this season.
John Michael Cox
Welcome our new faculty member, John Michael Cox!
We are excited to announce that John Michael Cox will join our theatre faculty for the 2019-2020 school year! He will be teaching acting and voice classes and will work with our students who are playing roles for their capstone projects. Make John Michael feel at home!
MFA, Hollins University