October 25, 2017 - watch for specific details
Looking for students of color to fill the roles needed to produce these two one-acts
Black Satire: One-acts from the Black Arts Movement
Contribution by Ted Shine
Day of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward
Direction by Lou Bellamy
Colman Black Box Theater, College of Saint Benedict
Performances: February 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm Matinees: February 24 and 25 at 2:00 PM
Lou Bellamy (born March 10, 1944) is an American stage director, actor, producer, entrepreneur, and educator. He is the founder and co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. This unique experience utilizes the talent, skill and wisdom of an invited theater industry professional. Students will be directed in a laboratory theater setting for five weeks.
Set in the fictional Irish village of Ballybeg, Ireland, Dancing at Lughnasa is a memory play told from the perspective of an adult Michael. He recalls the summer of 1936 he spent with his mother and four aunts, the Mundy Sisters. Their brother Jack has recently returned home after 25 years working as a missionary in a leper colony in Uganda. And Michael's father returns bearing gifts for Michael and sweet words for Christina. All this plays out as the harvest dance approaches and the sisters dance away their concerns to the sound of the families old radio.