MCLA Students to Present "What's Great About Bard? (Redux)"


NORTH ADAMS, MA - The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a spring production of "What's A Great Bard? (Redux)," written and directed by MCLA theatre professor Dr. Doug Jenkins.

"What's A Great Bard? (Redux)" will run from Wednesday, Feb. 29, through Saturday, March 3, on MCLA's Venable Stage. The show will open at 8 p.m. on Feb. 29.

The slapstick comedy shows what happens when a washed-up theatre director attempts to lead the worst community theatre filled with the worst actors and technicians in a production of the worst murder-mystery ever penned.

The cast includes Sam Cournyn as Walter Masters, Christine Borrero as Daisy Flower, Josh Baker  as Buck Butters, Lizzy Mullen as Ruby Butters, Emma Hodgson  as Wanda Kendrick Tyler Prendergast  as Joe Bob Kendrick, Lynn McEnaney as Mabel Bowers, Amanda Monick  as Sharon Lester, Jorden Cohen as Paul Hobbs, Cory Flood as David Parker, Natalie Pozzetti as Veronica Parker, Lauren Feeney as Cynthia Landers, Joshua Lapierre as The Man and Lily Urquhart as The Woman.

The technical team, under the guidance of Technical Director and Scenic Designer Andrew Hoar, and his assistant, Amy VanDusen, includes Jessica Atanas (paint/scenic design), Sam Cournyn (carpentry), Jennifer Rolenz (properties), Kevin Orcutt (sound) and Lance Ruggiero (electrics). The costumes are designed by Professor Dawn Shamburger, which she created, along with her team. The costume teams includes and Lauren Breitfelder and Sarah Robison. The production stage manager is Sarah Dion, who assisted by Urquhart.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for faculty, alumni and staff, and $2 for MCLA students. To reserve tickets call the box office at 413-662-5123.