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The Baltimore Waltz

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Dec 2, 2016 12:06:15 PM
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Our most recent theatre performance that was performed November 16th-19th, 2016 is “The Baltimore Waltz” by Paula Vogel and is the second play of the fall season. The show is seemingly a tragicomedy (comedy and tragedy all in one) about a first grade school teacher from Baltimore, Maryland named Anna. Anna embodies Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grieving while she travels around Europe with her brother Carl with a hidden agenda in search of a cure for a deadly disease. Directed by Nigel Barnes, he asked his crew and cast to do some research on the show and related subjects, as well as find a personal connection with the show given that the show relates to death and dying. Thanks to this process, we had a deeper resonance with the meaning of the show and learned a lot about each other, including the strengths, weaknesses, and history of one another.

The Cast of the Lycoming Theatre Department Baltimore Waltz

theatre is a collaborative art form. You spend almost 1-2 months working with the director, the actors, the designers, and everyone else possibly involved in the production. In this time, you tend to learn a lot about each other and create a bond that is not quite like others. theatre creates a family. I got to work alongside fellow student Danielle Headley, who helped me grow as an assistant stage manager and I got to help her in the process of being a stage manager. She and I got to support each other, have some great jokes, and we even had a nice encounter with our theatre ghost, Jerry. I had the opportunity as well to work with some fantastic actors who let me vent to them when I was stressed and made me laugh so much I was in tears. theatre helps you grow and learn as well as forget about the daily struggles. It also is a pretty great way to be someone else for a while. There is so much more to theatre than this little snippet of a blog post.

The Lycoming Theatre Department Family

If you have any questions about what it is like to be involved with theatre at Lycoming College, please feel free to email me anything at [email protected] or visit the Lycoming theatre webpage! Or, read my post about the theatre department trip to the Shaw Festival.

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