Peninsula College Drama Department’s student production of A Bright Room Called Day, by Tony Kushner, is cast and in rehearsal for November and December shows.
A Bright Room Called Day takes place in Germany during the early 1930’s, pre-Holocaust, when Hitler is coming into power. The storyline centers on a group of friends who discuss their responsibilities as citizens during this volatile time. The production is based on Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, and is written in the style of epic theatre.
“The students are doing an incredible job with it,” PC Drama Professor Kelly Doran said. Doran, who is filling in for Dr. Lara Starcevich who is on sabbatical, taught theater at the Tacoma School of the Arts for 16 years before coming to Peninsula College. She holds a master’s degree in Theatre for Social Change.
Led by Pete Griffin and Tavin Dotson, students are setting the stage with lighting, and sound and projection effects, as well as sets and costumes designed to help the audience walk in the shoes of these relatable characters.
“I’ve fallen in love with my character,” said cast member Jada Brisbois who plays Paulinka, an actress on her way to minor stardom. “In real life I’ve matured into a quiet, reserved personality but this play helps me express my inner drama queen.”
Also performing are Riley Ray, Niko Borgeman, Zachary Parril, Brad Alemo, Ashley Rosser, Clifford Becker, Molly Braaten, Sebastian Tolle-Meyer and Brianna Rocha.
All shows are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Peninsula College Little Theater. Show times are:
Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 pm
Friday, December 7, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 7:00 pm
For more information contact Kelly Doran at firstname.lastname@example.org.