Thursday, April 21, 2011

Arts Reporting: Manifest the Whale at Austin Community College

Found on-line at the Austin Community College paper, Accent:

Unscripted play wraps up events at Carnival ah!


by Sarah Grover, Staff Writer(photo by Sarah Grover, ACC Accent)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Carnival Ah! festival held annually at Rio Grande Campus, ended on a theatrical note as an original theater production titled Manifest the Whale, the Teacup Destiny was performed by students in the "Ah! Chill Tent."

The play, assembled by Assistant Professor of Drama, Arthur Adair, was the last event to wrap up the Carnival ah! festivities held on April 12-13. The production made up of three story lines including The Teacup Whale by Lydia Gibson, Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare, and the Biblical story of Jonah and the whale.

According to Adair, he tried to incorporate the concept of Manifest Destiny in the play, by drawing on different types of social issue and political references. "The main idea [for the play] is based on the journey of individuals who are seeking change," said Adair. "All of the stories in the play had to do with the individual's discontent with society."

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