Apr. 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30
Trinity Christian College Theatre Department is pleased to announce that the 2017 spring play is "The Emperor of the Moon" by Aphra Behn. There will be 5 performances of this classic comedy - 7:30pm on the 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th; and 2:30pm on the 30th. Tickets are required. General admission is $10, Students with ID are $5 and Senior admission is $7. To purchase tickets, please visit trnty.edu/boxoffice
In the story, the daughter and niece of amateur astronomer Doctor Baliardo devise a scheme to be permitted to date the men they love, by pretending that these suitors are the Emperor of the Moon and the Prince of Thunderland. Doctor Baliardo loves all this affiliated with outer space, so they even recruit their friends to dress up as the constellations of the zodiac come to life in order to be even more persuasive with Baliardo. An equally hilarious subplot involves two cantankerous servants, Harlequin and Scaramouch, as they both pursue a romantic attachment to Baliardo's servant Mopsophil, trying to one-up, outsmart, and out-disguise each other along the way Written in 1687, The Emperor of the Moon is a classic comedy from the Restoration period of theatre history. Its author, Aphra Behn, is often acknowledged as the world's first professional female playwright. In this play, she draws heavily on character inspirations and stereotypes from the Commedia dell'Arte style of acting which was popular during the Renaissance. An early example of broadly physical comic farce, the play's humor is still funny after all these years, maintaining a connection with contemporary audiences.
Director: John Sebestyen
Stage Manager: Katie Oomkes
Assistant Director: Danielle Dougherty
Cast: Larissa Brumlow, Pierce Cruz, Bethany Dadisman, Emma Darcy, Danielle Dougherty, William Doyle, Nathan Dykstra, Katie Ericks, Jonathan Fossell, Amanda Garcia, Elijah Heyboer, Jonathan Hibma, Brittany Hoekman, John Michael Jones, Morgan Limback, Taylor Lytle, Michael Melody, Stephanie Rodriguez, Tyler Schneider, Hannah Slager, Marie Sonnenburg, Emily Stonier, Andrea Taylor, Leah Taylor, Kelsie Thornell, Noah Venhuizen, Mikayla Zuidema