One-Acts, Nov. 12 & 13
Students direct the action at YC
exerpts by Steve Moseley, York News-Times
The York College Drama Department is gearing up for the weekend one-acts production. Under the direction of two emerging directors, Matthew Carlson and Kayla Lawrence, two plays will be performed. The young directors have held auditions, led practices and soon they will be watching their hard work come alive.
Carlson, a senior vocal music education major from Martin, South Dakota, will be
directing Dr. Horrible Sing-A-Long Blog, with Landon Roseberry in the title row. In Carlson’s interpretation of “Doctor Horrible Sing-Along Blog,” the supervillain wannabe Dr. Horrible tries to get close to his secret crush, Penny, boasts about his exploits on his video blog and dreams of defeating his nemesis, Captain Hammer.
Conceived during the 2008 Hollywood writer’s strike, Joss Whedon’s quirky musical comedy originally debuted as an online miniseries.
Cast members in addition to Roseberry include: Hailey Siebold, David Young, Caleb Clark, Erin Florea, Daniel Magner, Bethany Saylor, Parker Seilstad, Stephanie Studebaker, Jerome Taylor, Briana Van Deusen and Matt Ward.
Lawrence, a senior communication major from Bristow, Virginia, will be directing The Flying Doctor,
with her sister Tisa as her assistant director. In this one-act presentation a valet serving his master attempts to steal the daughter of the house by pretending to be a doctor in a crazy romp that leaves spectators breathless with laughter.
Lawrence's smaller cast includes Kimberly Martin—Sganarelle, Chelsea Holt—Gros-Rene, A.J. Wharton—Lawyer, Patrick Clark—Valere, London Ward—Sabine, Dylan Ford—Gorgibus, and Bethany Miller—Lucile.
Performances will be this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm in Gurganus Hall (10th & Kiplinger). There is no charge for admission so come enjoy an evening of great entertainment for free.