Flour looks like smoke as actors Julius Lowe and Anna Convery rehearse "Fourteen Hundred Thousand" for tonight's opening. Photos by Ralphs Stewart
A slice of Shepard
Four one-act plays by Sam Shepard will open tonight at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the regional high school. In a production called "Shepard's Pie," drama teacher Kate Murray stages the plays in the round, with actors and audience occupying the large PAC stage together.
Marlan Sigelman plays a character role as an old woman in "Fourteen Hundred Thousand."
For students used to performing on a proscenium arch stage, the shift to acting in the round may be difficult at first. Ultimately, actors find it much freer to perform with the audience surrounding them. In any case, it will be a learning experience for all involved.