"Mirror, Mirror" Performs in Tuscarora Room


Published: 04/26/2011

“Mirror, Mirror” was chosen as this year’s spring one-act play by junior Clinton Bittle.

The performances will be held in the Tuscarora Room on April 29 at 7 p.m. and April 30 at 9 p.m..

The show plans to last only 30-45 minutes.

“Mirror, Mirror” is a one-act play written by Bruce Kane. “Mirror, Mirror” is a modern-day version of “Snow White” and “Sleeping Beauty” rolled into one.

The basic premise of the story is that the stepmother, played by Heather Gross is surpassed by her more beautiful stepdaughter, played by LeeAnn Sobolewski.

The director Clinton Bittle chose this play before the spring musical was chosen, something that Bittle finds “ironic because ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Snow White’ were supposed to be in ‘Into the Woods’ but we cut them because we didn’t have enough people to fill the roles.”

Co-director Samantha DePree, has been working with Bittle for three years in different productions and the pair work well together. Bittle and DePree play off one another’s ideas and suggestions to form as best a play as possible.

This is important because “we only have four nights out of the week so in reality it’s 12 rehearsals before we perform, so every rehearsal does count,” said DePree.

With only three weeks until the show goes on, every actor or actress must be on top of his or her game.

Bittle definitely works hard to make sure that every person is comfortable with their characters and plays around with every individual’s personalities to keep their characters different.

He is not afraid to go out of the box when it comes to being creative.

“Mirror, Mirror” is a great modern blend of fairytales, there is a lot of sarcasm and hilarity to be found within the play.

Everyone can find a character to laugh with, no matter what their humor style consists of.

All students, staff and community members are welcome to enjoy “Mirror, Mirror” this weekend.

Seeing “Mirror, Mirror” is a perfect way to relax before finals week.


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