Lewis University's "Rose and the Rime" to perform at "Evening of Scenes" at Theatre Festival
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre’s (PLT) production of “Rose and the Rime” by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews and Jake Minton has been selected to participate in the “Evening of Scenes” at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The festival will be held January 3 – 7, 2012 on the campus of the University of Illinois. The “Evening of Scenes” will be held in conjunction with the opening ceremonies of the festival on Wednesday evening, January 4.
Lewis University’s Theatre Department participates annually in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF festivals showcase selected university productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia, and student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design. “Rose and the Rime” will be one of nine productions showcased in the “Evening of Scenes” from a four state region.
Rachel Tau of Wood Dale will reprise her role as Rose in the presentation. Ensemble members include: Ashley Daun of New Lenox, Jackie Staszak of Braidwood, Melanie Gillies of Lombard, Michael Wall of Waconda, Matt Carlson of Lockport, Stephanie Lipinski of Oak Forest, Jackie Flint of Braidwood, Carli Wheeler of Joliet, and Greg Rossbach of Crete. The ten-minute scene will be stage managed by Jonathan Erickson of Chicago and directed by Lewis University theatre manager, Jo Slowik of Joliet.
In addition, Lewis University students will also participate in technical competitions and the Irene Ryan Acting competition. Lewis students participating with production designs include: Ashley Daun (sound design, “Nickel and Dimed”) Melanie Gillies (properties, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “Rose and the Rime”) Melissa Chicola of Lockport (set design, “Nickel and Dimed,” “Rose and the Rime”). Irene Ryan Acting competitors include: Jackie Staszak (“Nickel and Dimed” nomination), and Matt Carlson (“Nickel and Dimed” and “Rose and the Rime” nominations).
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.