HC Theatre presents “The Second Shepherd’s Play”

A Christmas treat for all ages
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington College Department of Theatre will present “The Second Shepherd’s Play,” from December 7 to 16, at the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The performance has been called “a rollicking Renaissance romp celebrating the birth of Christ.”

Tickets go on sale on Monday, Nov. 27. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Shows are scheduled as follows: December 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.; December 14, 15 at 8 p.m.; December 16 at 7 p.m. For reservations and further information, call the Merillat Centre Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

“This Christmas play was originally written as a part of a cycle of religious plays performed in the town of Wakefield in Yorkshire, England around the year 1425,” explains director Don Rainbow, professor of theatre at Huntington College. “I have adapted it from earlier adaptations, adding some wonderful music, magic and surprises.”

“With its broad physical comedy, this show is great for school-age children as well as adults,” adds Rainbow. “It's short, colorful, melodic, and inspirational.”

Costumes have been created by assistant professor of theatre Paula Trimpey. Vocal coaching has been provided by Music Department chair Dr. Janice Fulbright. Classical guitarist Michael Brennan will weaves the tale together musically. “The Second Shepherd’s Play” has a cast of 31 players.

Theatre performance and theatre design/technology are among nearly 50 academic concentrations available at Huntington College. US News and World Report ranks Huntington College among the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897, the four-year, Christian college is located on a contemporary campus in Huntington, Indiana.

Cast of the Huntington College Theatre production of
“The Second Shepherd’s Play”
December 7-16, 2000 Merillat Centre for the Arts

Actor, classification, major, hometown

Pete Fairchild, sophomore, elementary education, Huntington, IN

Jake Sikora, freshman, bible/religion, Bryan, OH

Adam Bouse, freshman, educational ministries, Indianapolis, IN

MAK – John Warden, senior, theatre, Maineville, OH
GIL – Eva Swan, junior, theatre, Campbellsville, KY
SHEEP – Paul-Phillip “Paco” Michelson, freshman, Huntington, IN
Jon Bordeaux, freshman, broadcast communication, Huntington, IN
Lee Southwell, freshman, youth ministries, Kokomo, IN
Justin Geiger, freshman, music/choral education, Huntington, IN
DAME SNAP – Evelyn White, sophomore, theatre, Knox, IN
SNOW MAIDEN – Leah Coon, freshman, mathematics, Sand Creek, MI
THE ANGELS – Katie Monroe, junior, oral communication, Roanoke, IN
Katie Harner, junior, theatre, Rockford, MI
Meri Teodori, senior, theatre, Richmond, VA
Janessa Benner, freshman, elementary education, Blissfield, MI
Erin Nuber, freshman, broadcast communication, Erie, PA
Lindsey Van Gelder, sophomore, English education, Berne, IN
Stacie Miller, senior, psychology, Hicksville, OH
Kelly O’Roark, sophomore, undeclared, Beaver Falls, PA
Aubrey Kocan, sophomore, elementary education, Parsippany, NJ
Meg Price, freshman, music performance, Fort Wayne, IN
FARMER – Scott Grinstead, freshman, theatre, Dunbar, WV
CONSTABLE 1 – Adam Grill, freshman, pre-med, Perry, MI
CONSTABLE 2 - Michael Szapkiw, freshman, oral communication, Lagrange, IN
MARY – Sarah Stanek, senior, theatre, Indianapolis, IN
JOSEPH – Ashley Joseph Fox, freshman, history/social studies, Roanoke, IN
Erika Helm, sophomore, elementary education Waynesboro, PA

Michael Brennan, classical guitarist, Huntington College faculty

HERALDS – Jay Michaud, junior, computer science, Clarksville, MI
Matt Walters, a Taylor University student from Elgin, IL, now student-teaching at Huntington North High School and a member of the Huntington College Wind Ensemble
Nathan Ricke, a senior at Huntington North High School, Huntington, IN

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