Saturday, December 09, 2006

Elisabeth Fairchild as Lady Teazle, Mason Lev as Guzzle and
Karie Hebert as Tick. All photos by HSU Graphic Services. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Don't Miss It!

The School For Scandal is on the cover of Northern Lights, the weekly entertainment magazine of the Eureka Times-Standard. Under the headline HSU's 'School for Scandal' does everything right,' reviewer Betti Trauth writes: "I can truthfully say that I just love HSU's outrageous 'School for Scandal.' Don't miss it."

Find the full review here.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Behind the Scenes

The HSU student newspaper, the Lumberjack, visited the dressing rooms of The School for Scandal to produce a photo essay published in its December 6 issue. Nine photos by Steve Spain follow the frenetic process of costuming and makeup for a cast of 20. The two pages of color photos are not yet on line--but the newspaper is available on campus and in many other locations in Arcata all week.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Media Preview

Betti Trauth in the Eureka Times Standard previews the show, taking special note of the spectacular costumes designed by new HSU Dept. of Theatre, Film & Dance faculty member, Rae Robison--who also plays a key role in the cast (Dame Olivia Surface) and served as well as a period dialect and movement coach.

Trauth quotes Clint Rebik, director of The School for Scandal: “Pushing the era of the script's original 1700s setting forward to the 1820s made it possible to costume the actors in the more elaborate styles of that particular period. The resulting look of the show is spectacular -- you'd have to go to Ashland to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to see anything comparable.”

He explained, “OSF is actually one of the few theater companies who stages such rarely seen plays as Sheridan's 'Scandal' -- because they're artistically and technically so challenging to mount. But, we've done it here at HSU; and I couldn't be prouder of what we've accomplished. It will be a real treat for the audience.”

The opening night audience could only agree. The School for Scandal continues at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, and returns Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 7, 8 and 9.