NCTC Drama to present "The Coarse Actor's Show"

NCTC Drama | Apr 15, 2014

North Central Texas College's Drama Department will present Michael Green's collection of short, comic masterpieces, The Coarse Actor's Show, on April 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., and April 27 at 2:30 p.m., in the Outside Box Theatre at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus of NCTC.

Coarse Acting, as outlined by the British humorist Michael Green, uses Murphy's Law of Theatre as its main tenet: what can go wrong will inevitably go wrong on stage. Everything from faulty costumes to missed entrances, unfortunate sound cues to even more unfortunate line gaffes, and curious directorial choices and if more curious and strange acting choices will all happen on stage at some point during the performance. But as each unexpected disaster occurs, the cast soldiers on, makes the best of each situation, and believes till the end that "the audience didn't notice a thing!"

The evening is comprised of a classic British murder mystery, Trapped; an avant-garde piece titled Last Call for Breakfast; a groundbreaking classical Greek production of Oedicles, King of Thebes; and, finally an English Panto version of the beloved fairy tale, Cinderella.

The cast includes students in DRAM 1323: Basic Theater Practice and play multitude of parts. Ensemble includes Taylor Bozarth, Madison Bruce, Austin Creswell, Philip Cuellar, Kalob Dowden, Aaron Krewson, Kathryn McGinness, Justin Noblitt, Josh Phillips, Ryan Ramirez, Marina Resende, and Stephannie Scott.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (high school and younger). NCTC students are free with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is general admission and is limited. The box office will open 45 minutes prior to the performance. For more information you can call the Performing Arts Department office at (940) 665-3318.

Pictured is the cast of Trapped, one of four shows being presented in the Coarse Acting Show at NCTC including Kathryn McGinness as Mrs. Thompson; Austin Creswell as Major Thompson; Stephannie Scott and Taylor Bozarth as the conjoined twins: Cousin Freda & Cousin Shelia; Marina Resende as Policeman; Aaron Krewson (covered by a sheet) as Cousin George; and Ryan Ramirez as Braithwaite, who is played in the picture by Justin Noblitt, who isn't even in this play.