JSU prepares for second drama production of the year

Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter The Jacksonville State University Drama Department is having another production before the end of fall semester. This play is called The Flick and will be directed by professor Carrie Colton. Carrie Colton is an acting, speech, and voice professor here at Jacksonville State. She usually focuses on musical theatre and Shakespeare, but decided to take on the job because it is pretty … Continue reading JSU prepares for second drama production of the year

New play a ‘Monster’ success for JSU Drama

Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Since last Friday, Jacksonville State University has hosted four showings of She Kills Monsters, a play by Qui Nguyen and directed by Dr. Michael Boynton. This new contemporary and cutting-edge play helps set the bar at an even higher level for JSU’s top-notch Drama Department. With many opportunities to go see it, the reviews for the show have been outstandingly positive. … Continue reading New play a ‘Monster’ success for JSU Drama

She Kills Monsters Kills

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor This past weekend JSU’s Drama Department opened its 2018-2019 season with their production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. The play is an interesting one about a woman named Agnes Evan who lives and always has lived in the small town of Athens, Ohio. Agnes’ family, including her younger sister Tilly, have recently died in a car accident, leaving Agnes alone … Continue reading She Kills Monsters Kills

JSU prepares for production of She Kills Monsters

Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter The Drama Department of Jacksonville State University will be hosting a highly anticipated play this semester. The play is called She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen and will be directed by Dr. Michael Boynton in the Stone Center. There will be four opportunities to go see it from October 26-29 and all shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday … Continue reading JSU prepares for production of She Kills Monsters

JSU Drama has a lot to “give”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   The show must go on. That has been the attitude of the JSU Drama Department since the March 19 tornado devastated campus. The department’s home, Stone Center, was relatively unharmed by the winds and debris, but the building is still without phone and Internet access. Nevertheless, the students, faculty and staff have been hard at work putting together three performances for … Continue reading JSU Drama has a lot to “give”

No crap (game) here: JSU drama puts on “Guys and Dolls”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief 1930s New York City comes to Jacksonville with JSU Drama’s production of “Guys and Dolls” February 23-25 and March 2-4. The musical follows Nathan Detroit, a gambler, as he tries to set up the biggest crap game in the city, much to the dissatisfaction of his fiancée of 14 years, Miss Adelaide. But with Sky Masterson in town, Detroit may be able to … Continue reading No crap (game) here: JSU drama puts on “Guys and Dolls”

Modern themes come to life in JSU Drama’s “An Enemy of the People”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Sibling rivalry, political corruption and scientific truth come to a head in the Jacksonville State University Drama Department’s 2017-2018 season opener, “An Enemy of the People.” The play, directed by assistant professor Mike Boynton, is an Arthur Miller translation and adaptation of the original Henrik Ibsen play. Miller and Ibsen, both renown playwrights, lend their hand to creating a story that resonates far … Continue reading Modern themes come to life in JSU Drama’s “An Enemy of the People”

There’s no place like Wonderland: APO performs Lewis Carroll and L. Frank Baum crossover

  JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Writer This April, join JSU’s own Alpha Psi Omega (APO) chapter for their whacky performance of Joseph Robinette’s “Dorothy Meets Alice.” Written in 1990 and based on a musical by Robinette and Karl Jurman, this fun little play mixes the worlds of Wonderland and Oz to take viewers of all ages on a comedic journey to discover the magic of reading. … Continue reading There’s no place like Wonderland: APO performs Lewis Carroll and L. Frank Baum crossover

JSU drama brings magic to the stage in “The Tempest”

By Katie Cline Editor-in-Chief Any Shakespearean play is a massive undertaking, but “The Tempest,” with its revenge plots, large cast and copious magic, may be one of the most complicated shows to put on. None of this has deterred JSU’s drama department as it prepares for opening night on February 16, though. “Every show is big; every show is important; every show requires an immense … Continue reading JSU drama brings magic to the stage in “The Tempest”

A Year with Frog and Toad

JSU’s latest musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, is bound to warm hearts in the wake of Alabama’s freezing forecast. Set in fantasized forests, protagonists Frog (LaRue Bowman) and Toad (Dillion Everett) deal with the highs and lows of their close friendship. Throughout its plot-line, the story is noted as a testament to one’s trust in others and is outlined as one of the … Continue reading A Year with Frog and Toad