– Megan Cole, Staff Reporter
Falling leaves, hot pumpkin spice coffees, flowing scarves, and cool weather! Fall is coming, and Mississippi College students are embracing the season through their love for theatre and the arts. The Communication Department is hosting Fall Scenes, one of the annual Aven Little Theater Productions. This year’s scenes include short pieces from the following great works of drama: “Everyman,” August Wilson’s “Fences,” Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” and Sarah Glaspell’s “Trifles.”
While the production is under the main supervision of Sandra Grayson, professor of communications and theatre, the play is one amongst the more student-directed efforts of MC’s theater community.
There is a handful of talented, experienced students helping to lead this year’s performances. David Miller, Joshua Brandt, Emma Wilson, and LeMaudia Strahan are all student directors involved in making the production happen. Each student is taking charge of a particular scene and specially chosen cast, all joining together to create 2014’s Fall Scenes production.
Thirty to 35 people auditioned for the casting and 25-28 people made it into the final cast for the Fall Scenes production. The students selected range from freshmen to seniors, and they all come from a variety of different majors such as theatre, communications, nursing, and more.
“If anyone wishes to see what the theatrical world has to offer, I would highly recommend becoming involved with the theater program on campus,” shared Miller, a senior history major. Miller described the exciting art as something not only for MC’s theater majors/minors, but for any student in any other area of study. All one needs is an interest in the arts and a desire to be apart of the community.
Fall Scenes will be performed twice at Aven Little Theater in Aven Hall this year. First on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., and then on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $3 at the door.