Searching for Higher Ground
Welcome to a sampling of some of the shows that we have done in the past. More pictures are available on our Facebook page .
In the fall of 2012, we produced Searching for Higher Ground, an original adaptation for the stage of PC English professor Terry Barr’s short piece of creative non-fiction by the same name. This play explored racial relationships in George Wallace’s Alabama, where Dr. Barr grew up.
In the 2011/12 academic year, we produced three plays. In the fall semester, one of our senior students directed a production of Crumbs from the Table of Joy, a play about family relationships in the early jazz years.
We also staged a production of Eleemosynary, directed by alumna Taylor Randall. This play explores the relationship between three generations of women in a family.
In the spring semester, the devised theatre class created and performed their play about changes in our lives, called The Circle of Life. This play turned into something of a musical, with songs from Adele, Whitney Houston, and, yes, the Lion King, worming their way into our story.
Other original plays that we have created in the past include This is Not Me, a play investigating the influence of stereotypes on our relationships and With God on Our Side, which dealt with the influence of religion in the ongoing middle east conflicts.