Wed, Oct 26 2011
LeTourneau University’s Stage Right student theatrical group will perform the play “The Romancers” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27, 28 and 29, as well as a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee, in the S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
This hilarious and fast-paced adaptation of the classical love story of Romeo and Juliet and is loosely based on “Les Romanesques” by late 19th century French poet and dramatist Edmond Rostand. The comedy draws from Rostand’s main plotline and infuses it with characters, scenarios, and a commedia dell’arte performance style. This adaptation is by Jenny Newell Cook and Lorraine Thompson.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $4 for the general public and $2 for students. Director is Danae Luckert, senior business and Christian ministry major of Henderson, Texas.
In the story, dreamy young lovers Lelio and Silvia must keep their love a secret from their fathers, who are fierce rivals. Will a scheme featuring the cunning Arlecchino and a quartet of bumbling bandits save the day?
The cast includes, Emy Charlot, junior nursing major from Haiti, and Alicen King, freshman education major from Houston, both double cast as Arlecchino. Laura McKinstry, sophomore biology major from San Diego; Elijah Meek, sophomore mechanical engineering major from Sulphur Springs, Texas; James Hilbish, senior electrical engineering major from Soldotna, Alaska; and Christy Kohn, senior English major from Riverside, Calif., are quadruple cast in the role of Zanie.
Other cast members include Elise Lanning, senior psychology major for Argyle, Texas, as Fliorinetta de’ Bisignosis; L.J. Quesenberry, freshman aeronautical science major from Crozet, Va., as Sylvia de’ Bisignosis; Caleb Jones, freshman civil engineering major from Springfield, Ga., as Pantalone de’ Bisignosis; Jennifer Holland, junior education major from Tyler, Texas, as Smeraldina; and Alex Wood, sophomore aircraft systems major from Tyler, Texas, as Rotalinda de’ Violoni Summolo.
Rounding out the cast are Avery Cheeley, freshman mechanical engineering major from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, as Lelio de’ Violoni Stummolo; Daniel Wilson, junior missions aviation major from Memphis, Tenn., as Docctore de’ Violoni Stummolo; and Jordan Johnson, freshman mechanical engineering major from Sachse, Texas, as Orzaio.
Erich Hoffman sophomore air traffic management major, is responsible for technical and sound design and operations. Antony “Fro” Horner, sophomore mechanical engineering major from Longview, Texas, is responsible for lighting design and operations.