Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scary Pirate in Land of the Ma, an Original Play this Weekend

A play with singing lizards, dancing and a fight scene should be a lot of fun for both children and adults. "Scary Pirate in Land of the Ma" is an original play about bullying. Scary Pirate, who actually is not so scary, helps Zuma, the islander, stand up against bullying.

“I’m really excited about the project,” said Chelsea Wilson, a student who plays the role of Zuma.  “I think it’s going to be a great message to get across to kids. I am also excited about the production part of it, because it’s cool and imaginative.”
“It’s one of the most imaginative plays that I have been in,” said Ron Read, who plays the role of the Scary Pirate. This is Read’s first major roles and he said that he was a little nervous, because he has to sing.
Edmon Thomas, Associate Professor of Communication and Theater, who wrote and is directing the play, wants the students in his Children’s Theater class to be serious when it comes to performing the show, even though it has a fun theme. Thomas doesn’t want the cast to have a lax attitude, “Like, awe, it’s just a kid’s show.”

Thomas said he wants the class to go out on stage and “just use your imagination as if you were a kid. Have fun with the show.”

Make sure to catch the original play “Scary Pirate in The Land of Ma” Friday Oct. 26 and Sat. Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wemyss Auditorium of the Caudill Hall building.
Admission is $5 at the door, but free for Vol State students with an ID.

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