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Piedmont College play examines life in theatrical realm
Six Characters in Search of an Author to be performed April 7-10
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College students to perform scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan shows

Works by Gilbert and Sullivan will be featured in the spring concert by the Piedmont College Opera Workshop class.

The free concert will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Brooks Hall in the Center for Worship and Music at 992 Central Avenue in Demorest.

The concert will include student-directed scenes from “Iolanthe,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Mikado.” Singers include Amin Abraham-Quiles, Antonio Atoa, Mitchell Auger, Megan Holder, Jacob McVey, Leah Mooney, Chance Passmore, Aubrey Peat, Aaron Phillips, Ben Rikeman and Alex Thomlinson.

 

Reality TV shows such as “Survivor” and “Big Brother” take real people and put them into unreal situations.

What do they become once they join the show? Are these “real people” still just people? Are they now characters in a reality TV story? Are they actors whose job is to be interesting for the audience?

Piedmont College Theatre’s production of “Six Characters in Search of an Author” asks similar questions.

Written in 1921, Luigi Pirandello’s absurdist play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” closely examines the theatre itself. In the play, six characters suddenly burst into a rehearsal for the film “Mixing It Up.” They are upset the author who created them did not finish their story. They demand the manager and actors rehearsing “Mixing It Up” abandon their work and put their story on film instead. Comedy ensues.

Performances of “Six Characters in Search of an Author” are set for 7:30 p.m. April 7–9 and 2 p.m. April 10, in the Swanson Center’s Blackbox Theatre.

Tickets are $5. Piedmont College faculty, staff and students are free.

Tickets may be ordered online at piedmont.edu/fa or by calling the box office at 706-778-8500 ext. 1355. The play is recommended for mature audiences only.

 

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