The Play’s the Thing

Students in Dr. Rippy's EN321 course attend a play in Alexandria

Students in Dr. Rippy’s EN321 course attend a play in Alexandria

On Thursday, September 20th, 15 students in Dr. Rippy’s EN321 Modern Drama course went to see South African playwright Athol Fugard’s most recent play, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek (2016). The students visited MetroStage in Alexandria, Virgina, to see the play about “outsider artist” Nukain Mabuza under the apartheid system of the 1980s. After the show, actors Marni Penning and Jeremy Keith Hunter, along with MetroStage’s creative director, Carolyn Griffin, hosted a talk-back to answer questions about the show. The students had a chance to hear from the actors about how they perfected the South African accents needed for the show, the physical demands of acting, and how the set was designed to age visibly 20 years during an open-stage intermission. Click here for more information.

If you’re interested in theater at Marymount, consider joining Marymount Actors’ Guild, taking some more drama classes–like EN355 Shakespeare, EN207 Theater History, or EN429 Studies in Performance!

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