The drama department of Paris Junior College announced “Raise Your Voice! As the theme for the 2021-2022 season.
“It’s just a fun season,” said Will Walker, PJC theater instructor. “We know that everyone will enjoy the shows we have chosen – and maybe find a little courage to ‘raise their own voice!’ “”
After a one-year hiatus for in-person performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drama Department is looking for students who will enjoy continuing the College’s long tradition of drama on the Duane Allen stage. Ray E. Karrer theater.
“I have never looked forward to a season so impatiently! We’ve been looking forward to this for two years and it will be great, ”said Robyn Huizinga, PJC Theater Instructor. “I’m excited to direct ‘Puffs,’ which had a sold-out Off-Broadway series. It’s hilarious and heartwarming, and it’s our first teenage show since “Fahrenheit 451”. “These Shining Lives” is wonderful, and I can’t wait to share this story with Paris. Leading this one has been close to my heart for many years.
Fall 2021 productions:
October 7-10, 2021: “Puffs,” by Matt Cox, is a one-act farce / comedy for families of teens and teens.
This fast-paced adventure through “Seven increasingly eventful years in a certain school of wizardry and wizardry” will be familiar to those who grew up alongside Harry Potter and are eager to revisit this world. Puffs are a well-meaning, loyal bunch of aliens who have a soft spot for badgers. The play is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed, or endorsed by JK Rowling, Warner Bros., or any person or business associated with the Harry Potter books, films or plays.
2-5 December 2021: “1776: The musical”
The story of this musical is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He dramatizes John Adams’ efforts to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and sign the document.
Spring 2022 productions:
March 3-6, 2022: “These brilliant lives”, by Melanie Marnich
Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Ill., The play depicts the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s and the lack of concern of companies for the protection of the health of their employees.
April 28-May 1, 2022: 8th annual festival of new works, Pyro PlayFest: Raise your voice!
Pyro Playfest is a 10-20 minute one-act play festival with the theme “Raise Your Voice!” The list of plays is to be determined, as a call for plays will be launched in the fall of 2021. Playwrights will be invited to submit short one-act plays with a minimum of sets and props for two to eight actors. The chosen pieces will be entirely produced during the Pyro Playfest.
Ticket prices for all productions will be as follows: General Admission – $ 15.00; Seniors and high school students with ID – $ 10.00; With donation of a children’s book or teenage novel – $ 5.00; and PJC Students, professors and staff with ID enter free.