Posted: Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Nov. 7, 2013
Saint Vincent College’s Gilbert and Sullivan Players will present W.S. Gilbert’s three-act blank verse “fairy comedy” The Palace of Truth at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
The show was first produced at the Haymarket Theatre in London on Nov. 19, 1870, partly adapted from Madame de Genlis’s fairy story, Le Palais de Verite.
The play is founded on the idea of self-revelation by characters under the influence of some magic or supernatural interference.
The cast includes Cameron Smith, a junior history major from Kittanning, as King Phanor; Casey Ciocco, a senior criminology, law and society and music major from Latrobe, as Prince Philamir; Will Brown, a freshman English major from East Orange N.J., as Chrysal; Steve Sherman, a senior political science major from Butler, as Zoram; Jordan Ralph, a junior English major from Irwin, as Aristaeus; Matthew Elam, a senior English major from Greensburg, as Gelanor; Anna Hubbel, a senior communication major from Rochester, N.Y., as Queen Altemire; Maria Kegg, a freshman arts administration major from Irwin, as Princess Zeolide; Katrina Nemchik, a freshman computer science major from Latrobe, as Mirza; Jessica Miller, a junior history major from Latrobe, as Palmis; and Brittany Lambermont, a junior graphic design major from New Kensington, as Azema.
The show is being co-directed by Casey Ciocco and Jessica Miller. Other members of the production crew include Mark Harris, a junior music and communication major from Belle Vernon, producer; Mitchell Magiera, a sophomore political science major from Jefferson Hills, technical director; and Amanda Schrott, a senior studio arts major from Latrobe, wardrobe mistress.
The Saint Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players is a student-run organization coordinated by an executive board consisting of Mark Harris, president; Brittany Lambermont, vice president; Jessica Miller, secretary; Casey Ciocco, secretary; and Anna Hubbel, public relations officer. The group is advised by Penny Lyn Lambright, technical director of the Saint Vincent Theatre. The Club was founded in 2006 by Zachary Luchetti, Laurie Racculia and Dr. Gary Quinlivan.
Saint Vincent Theatre artistic director Colleen Reilly and technical director Penny Lyn Lambright are assisting the students with the production.
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