, students have "Great Expectations" at Georgia Theatre Ensemble
By Cheryl Anderson Brown
Chris Moses and KSU Prof.
Harrison Long in costumes by
KSU staffer Jen Martinez.
Photo by C. Tedder
The KSU Department of Theatre & Performance Studies temporarily shared some of its talent with Georgia Ensemble Theatre for the current production of "Great Expectations," which opened Feb. 21 and runs through March 9 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
"As a leading theatre arts organization in the metro area, we welcome this collaboration with the acting interns from the KSU Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, which has resulted in a major artistic achievement that has benefited our audience, the professional artists, and the acting interns of KSU," said Robert J. Farley, artistic director of Georgia Ensemble Theatre and director of "Great Expectations."
KSU and students make up more than half of the 15-person cast while five more KSU , staff and students have worked backstage.
Showing their talents onstage are Assistant Professor Harrison Long (Magwitch) and instructors Dori Garziano (Estella) and Chad Martin (Herbert Pocket) along with students Olivia Aston (Barmaid/Clara), Ryan Everett (Soldier/Stableboy/ Clergyman), Matthew Judd (Compeyson), Rebecca Kling (Miss Skiffins) and Matt Lewis (Lieutenant/Tailor/Doctor/ Porter).
Behind the scenes, Associate Professor Jamie Bullins designed sets while KSU costume shop manager Jen Martinez designed costumes. Martinez was assisted by KSU students Erin Dedrickson, Andrea Dibben and Scottie Rowell.
This retelling of the Charles Dickens classic was adapted by Barbara Field. It is a richly theatrical coming-of-age story for contemporary audiences.
Tickets are available online. For more production information, contact Georgia Ensemble Theatre at 770-641-1260.