Three Haverford alums are among the various performers and curators who will enrich this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Anna Russell ’14 transformed the Skate House into an intimate theater last week for a staging of her senior thesis production of the play “The Island” by South African playwright Athol Fugard.
Alena Smith ’02 was in the audience last week for a staged reading of her play, The Lacy Project, which had an all-student cast and was directed by her former classmate Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Writing Christian DuComb ’01.
The Groundswell Players, the DIY, experimental theater group of Ali King ’09, Jack Meaney ’09, Jesse Paulsen ’09 and Scott Sheppard ’06, was recognized in the current issue of Philadelphia Weekly as one of things that “make Philly what it is.” Their third and latest show, The Speed of Surprise, will premiere at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September.
The Missoula Oblongata, an experimental theater company co-founded by Sarah Lowry ’05, is presenting its fourth collaborative Shakespeare project, a five-company re-imagining of Antony and Cleopatra (complete with desserts), this week in a secret location.