Students in a theater directing class at Missouri University of Science and Technology will make their directorial debut with presentations of “Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility” and “All I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie” during combined presentations this May. The course is being taught by Jeanne Stanley, assistant professor of theater at Missouri S&T.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7; Friday, May 8; and Saturday, May 9. All performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre, Room 143 of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Seating is limited.
Tickets for each show are $5 and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All performances are open to the public.
Student directors for the performances include Alyssa Bennett, a junior in aerospace engineering from Imperial, Missouri; Nick Schaeffler, a junior in architectural engineering from Fenton, Missouri; and Mark Kuehner, a junior in mechanical engineering from St. Louis. Also directing the performances are Hannah Bagnall, a Rolla community member and Wendy King, a 2005 S&T graduate in history from Rolla, Missouri.
Each of the plays is a series of vignettes featuring S&T student actors. “Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility” features scenes of superheroes carrying out routine tasks, like Batman picking up the dry cleaning and the Incredible Hulk doing his taxes. “All I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie” features a zombie stand-up comedian and scenes of parents finding out their child may be a zombie.
For more information on the performance or the theater directing class, contact Stanley at email@example.com.