Hanover College Thespians Visiting NWI This Summer
July 10, 2014 — Hanover College’s Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre will perform Five Short Plays on Friday, July 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the large meeting room at the La Porte County Public Library Main branch. Their last performance in northwest Indiana was on July 9th at Westchester Public Library in Porter County.
The show contains five one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Hanover College students. One of the cast members is Dakota McCoy. He’s a Chesterton native.
The plays vary in topic, showcasing science, mystery, art and comedy. The show incorporates Hoosier pride by including famous Indiana natives, such as author Rex Stout and Hoosier vaudeville performers.
•”Ghost Light” by Chyna Cheaney
A young boy conquers the fear that keeps him from pursuing his dreams with the help of two great Hoosier performers from the heyday of vaudeville.
•”The Everything Store” by Kayla Snabl
Be careful what you wish for at the Everything Store; you just might get it.
•”Rex Stout Rings Again” by James Wylder
Indiana author Rex Stout finds himself caught in a mystery straight out of one of his novels. How will he solve the case and clear his name?
•”Waiting for the Universe” by Korby Reed
Two scientists wait for a signal from space that will determine once and for all the place of Earth in the universe.
•Crosier in Arcadia (excerpt) by Tom Evans
As a young man, Sidney Crosier abandoned a promising art career in Cincinnati and the opportunity to study in Europe to take care of his aging mother in Corydon, but he continued painting until his death in 1930. This excerpt shows Crosier’s creativity extending to his materials as well as his techniques.
Five Short Plays is free.
The mission of the Rivers Institute at Hanover College is to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural history of river environments. The Rivers Institute at Hanover College uses river environments to educate current and future students and the general public about environmental issues through the natural and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities
Source: Rivers Institute, LaPorte County Library