A Shakespeare comedy set in the 1960s? Yes, that is the show that our Theatre Department presented to large audiences last weekend!
Lysander (Vincent Matteson) and Hermia (Lindsay Lee)
Calvary students, alumni, faculty, and staff all worked together to bring A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life in this groovy form.
Demetrius (Tedd Williamson), Helena (Christy Stone), and Lysander (Vincent Matteson)
In fact, one of our adjunct Bible and Theology professors, Norm Baker, played Tom Snout/Wall.
Nick Bottom (Corey Ruehling), Frances Flute (Levi Bennett), Snug (Tori Roberts), Robin Starveling (Esther McRae), Peter Quince (Zeb Johnson), and Tom Snout (Norm Baker)
While the setting was changed, the script was still Shakespeare, and the actors did an admirable job of learning all those lines. The costumes were especially memorable and caused some actors to elicit laughter just by walking on stage.
Oberon (Tim McGuire), Titania (Amy Garlett), and Moth (Madison Greener)
The cast of Traveler in the Dark: (l to r) Christy Stone, Corey Ruehling, Jon Van Pelt, and Aaron Clabough
Calvary University Theatre presented four performances of Traveler in the Dark last weekend. With only four characters in the cast, each one had many lines to learn, and they did a terrific job! Of course, there were many people who had a part behind the scenes, and they each contributed to the success of the show. Corey Ruehling played Dr. Sam Carter, the play’s titular “traveler in the dark.” The other characters were his wife, son, and father, and the play is all about their relationships. Mrs. Pat Miller, our Biblical Counseling Department Chair, had this to say about the show, “What I like most about this play is the title! We are all travelers in the dark without the Light of the World – Jesus. We often lose our way and stumble in the dark. Only in the truth of God will we ever be set free.”
The Carter family: (l to r) Everett, Sam, Glory, and Stephen
Congratulations to 2013 Calvary University Grad Kenneth England! Kenneth has been awarded a full scholarship plus a $15,000 per year living stipend to Purdue University’s prestigious three year M.F.A. Graduate Actor Training Program. He headed to Lafayette, Indiana this fall to begin his studies. While there, he’ll teach acting to non-majors at the University as a graduate assistant while pursuing his own education. We’re proud of you! Godspeed, Kenneth!