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PEMCo, FTT perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

first_imgIn conjunction with Notre Dame’s Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCo), the department of film, television and theatre is staging a production of “Little Shop of Horrors” this week. The show will be performed Nov. 18 through Nov. 22 in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).A dark comedy based on the 1960 film of the same name, the musical “The Little Shop of Horrors” has had several Broadway and off-Broadway runs. Courtesy of department of Film, Television and Theatre Juniors Maggie Moran (left) and Quint Mediate prepare for their upcoming performance of “The Little Shop of Horrors.”“I think the show is wildly campy, but it also has a lot of heart,” junior Quint Mediate said. “I think it’s a ‘be careful what you wish for’ story, and it explores the lengths that people will go through for the people that they love.”Mediate plays the lead role of Seymour Krelborn, whom he describes as a “geeky flower shop attendant” who develops a “crossbreed, man-eating plant called the Audrey II,” after his secret crush Audrey, who is portrayed by junior Maggie Moran.“Audrey is such a wonderful character to play, because she is sweet and lovable and purely herself,” Moran said. “Her story is a heartbreaking because she has lived a tough life and feels that she doesn’t deserve love and happiness. But throughout the show, she is pushed on a journey of discovery of self-worth.“What I enjoy most about Audrey is her selflessness and belief in goodness in the world despite her hardship,” she said. “We have a lot to learn from her and the way she fearlessly opens her heart to the world.”Mediate said production began with a particularly enjoyable audition process.“[It] was really fun,” Mediate said. “Maggie and I were called back for Audrey and Seymour, and during the callback number we unexpectedly decided to kiss at the end of the song. The director really liked it, and here we are.”That audition process, according to Mediate, was followed up by a rehearsal and production period that required a lot of effort and dedication from all involved.“The rehearsal process has been pretty grueling,” Mediate said. “The cast is pretty small — only about ten people — so the show relies heavily on a small number of people. It is actually one of the most tiring shows I have been a part of. But it is incredibly rewarding.”Both Mediate and Moran said “Little Shop of Horrors” will be a particularly memorable production and encouraged students to attend.“The show is unique because of the technical elements,” Mediate said, “A guest director by the name of R.J. Haddy was brought in to design all of the plants at the various stages of their growth. R.J. is an incredible special effects designer; he was actually a finalist on season two of [television channel] Syfy’s reality show ‘Face Off.’ These technical elements make the show worthwhile to come see on stage. I promise you won’t be disappointed.”Moran said the comedic elements of the show complement its deeper message.“This show is unique because it is full of absurdity and yet very real,” she said. “The characters and plot are laughably extreme and very entertaining, but at the same time, the themes underneath are so true and relevant to real life. I think that this is the greatest achievement of this show. I hope that our audiences see this and love it as much as we do.”Tickets for the show are $9 for students and can be purchased from performingarts.nd.eduTags: DPAC, FTT, Little Shop of Horrors, PEMColast_img read more

Lady Wildcat Spikers Win Against Lady Spartans

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Connersville High School 3-0. 25-16, 25-18, 25-22.What a great morning to play some volleyball. The JV/Varsity FC Lady Cats traveled to Connersville to take on the Lady Spartans. Both teams came out victorious.Kelsey Vail, Makyah Richardson and Rachel Bischoff each had 1 ace serve. Charlotte Barrett lead the team with 5 kills. While Rachel Bischoff and Makyah Richardson each added 4 kills. Mercedez Waddell, Jalynn Rogers and Audrey Reister each had 1 kill. Makyah Richardson lead the team with 5 blocks. Mercedez Waddell had 3 blocks and Rachel Bischoff had 1 block. Kelly Layton and Audrey Reister each had 7 assists. Anna Sacksteder had 1 assist. Jalynn Rogers had 10 digs. Rachel Bischoff, Kelsey Vail, Makyah Richardson and Audrey Reister each had 4 digs. Kelly Layton had 2 digs. Charlotte Barrett and Anna Sacksteder each had 1 dig.‘These girls played so well today. If this is how we are going to play the rest of the season, I suggest you come and cheer on your Lady Cats!!!’ Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.This makes our season record 1-2. We all travel to Batesville to take on the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday, Aug.27th. WE ARE FC!!!last_img read more