Act V Productions to perform two shows in one weekend


Act V continues to go on the comedy route each semester for its student-run stage productions and this semester is no different, with the hilarious, but thought-provoking play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” as one of the main shows for the fall semester.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is a fictional historic comedy that takes place in 1904 France in a bar called the Lapin Agile. The play focuses on scientist Albert Einstein and artist Pablo Picasso, both very young and about to make breakthroughs in their careers.

The play is filled with a cast of veteran Act V members, as well as a few new actors.

“My experience with Act V and the cast of ‘Picasso’ has been my favorite experience here so far. I’m so honored as a freshman to be involved with this production,” said Alexa Moran, who plays Germaine.
The play is being directed by Tim Hippensteel. This is his directing debut and after acting in a couple of Act V shows, he is noticing a big change since directing.

“It was a huge leap,” Hippensteel said. “It was something I wasn’t sure I wanted to do at first because I love acting so much, but I figured I would never know unless I tried it, so last winter, I decided to take the leap and started looking for a show.”

The show will run on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. All performances will be in Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $3 for students with their ID and $5 for the general public.

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