`Dead to Our World' to be staged at Cecil

November 18, 2007

Cecil College's student performing company, Station Players, will present Dead to Our World: A Century of Tragic Passion, plus capstone projects, at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Performing Arts Hall of Elkton Station at 107 Railroad Ave.

This original work, created by the 40-member student company and directed by the performing arts faculty, is a compilation of mini-morality plays.

The production weaves dance, music and theater into a journey through the lives of people who have died during the past century.

Each story explores a particular story line created, written and performed by the students and based in a particular time period. The stories are related thematically through the shared experiences of loss, regret, betrayal, choice and consequence.

Completing the program are the capstone projects - works that fourth-semester students have chosen and prepared with assistance from faculty mentors.

Projects include:

Conor Mulligan's 10-minute, two-character play titled the 10th.

Cierra Lewis' original solo dance to Kanye West's "All Falls Down."

David Hardison's Unwind of four monologues - Proteus' from The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Benvolio's from Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Block's from Psychopathia Sexualis by John Patrick Shanley and Wining Boy from The Piano Lesson by August Wilson.

Brandon Gorin's Stock Footage, an improvisation.

Parental discretion is advised for the program. An artists' reception will follow the Saturday matinee.

Advance reservations are required for all shows at 410-392-3366. Tickets are $5 and will be paid for at the box office, which opens 30 minutes before curtain.

The Fine Arts Faculty and Student Holiday Exhibit in Elkton Station Gallery also opens Nov. 30, with a reception and pottery sale from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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