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Honors, Theatre Students Perform One-Act Plays

Honors Theatre Students

Pictured (l-r) are students Amanda Bell, Dallas Woods and Brittany Reese.

Honors students Dallas Woods, Amanda Bell and Brittany Reese performed “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet” in the Belmont Theatre and Dance program’s one-act plays directed by junior directing majors last weekend. Woods was the director of the play by Charles George. Bell took the roll of Desdemona from Shakespeare’s Othello, and Reese performed Juliet from the Bard’s famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet.  In the play, all of the major heroines from Shakespeare’s tragedies meet in one rollicking stand-off including Portia, Katherine, Ophelia and Cleopatra.  The leading ladies give Juliet advice on romantic relationships and her impending marriage to Romeo in a hilarious romp through some of Shakespeare’s most famous lines.   Ashley Joye played the roll of Portia from Merchant of Venice, Lauren Knoop played Katherine from The Taming of the Shrew, Morgan Conder played Ophelia from Hamlet, and Grace Kelly Mason played Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra.

Junior theatre major John Michael Joiner also directed “Melancholy Play” by Sarah Ruhl.