The Red Door Play Festival has finally arrived. The hard work has finally paid off! Of Voices, Of Choices premiered Sunday night, March 24, and closes tonight, March 25 at 7:45 p.m. The cast is very excited to be sharing this original piece of work with Muhlenberg College students and family!
The events leading up to this moment have been great! The journey of really discovering our characters with the other actors and our director, Jenna, has helped the play to come alive. Our last dress rehearsal was among the most sentimental and real experiences of the process. We all really became our characters and connected to the messages in the piece. We all choose how we tell our story, but how will you tell it? This is the key idea that drives the piece forward. It really helped us to learn about ourselves and human nature in general. We all have our own stories and continue on our own life path, and sometimes we overlap and become connected, and sometimes we never meet again. I think the show will help the audience to arrive at a certain truth: we all have the ability to make a choice and raise our voice, but who will actually do it, and where will it lead?
The script really got the cast thinking in a new way. It brought us all very close together. We may never have met at Muhlenberg, but this play about people coming together and crossing paths allowed this cast to come together and make a bond over this beautiful piece of art.
Working in the actual space in the Red Door this past week was also a new and challenging experience. We finally got to feel what the show is going to actually be like with costumes, lights, and props. We learned to project into the space and were able to start to get a feel for the room. It was a very interesting experience finally seeing all the rehearsals come together in to a cohesive show. We began to get very excited to perform this for an audience. We are so excited to get this chance to perform this original play for people and get our director’s vision out there so that her voice can be heard. As actors, we have been given a great opportunity.
This is the great thing about Muhlenberg. There are constant opportunities to perform, create, and meet new people in fun, creative learning environments. You just have to make the choice to get involved. What will you choose? Of course! The choice to come to the festival this weekend and support this creative environment at Muhlenberg is the only choice! Come to the Red Door down the stairs in Seegers Union tonight to be a part of something very special and unique to the Muhlenberg community: The Red Door Play Festival! Make the choice! You will not regret it!
Here’s a sneak peek!