Judson Drama Workshop to Present A... My Name is Alice November 12-14
Judson College Drama Workshop students will perform A…My Name is Alice, a musical production conceived and directed by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd, next week.
A, My Name is Alice will run Thursday through Saturday, November 12-14 in Alumnae Auditorium on the Judson College campus. Curtain time is 7:00 p.m. each night. Parents, faculty, students. and the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no admission; contributions are encouraged. The play is directed by Dr. Billie Jean Young as a part of Drama Workshop; Dr. Camilla Horne is music director.
Consisting of eight cast members, the play contains scenes, anecdotes, and memoirs of what it is like to be a modern day woman. The opening scene contains the entire female cast singing about the “All-Girl Band” that they have joined to break free from their stressful lives as secretaries, housewives, and lawyers. Each following scene has its own story to tell. From the naive innocence of a fifteen-year-old going on her first date, to a seventy-three-year-old black woman who is having her hair done and gossiping at a salon, the play is full of hilarious, yet realistic, situations that happen throughout a woman’s life.
In addition to comic relief offered by scenes like “Hot Lunch,” in which a young woman turns the tables on a construction worker who is catcalling to her on the street, emotionally charged scenes like “Sisters” and “Friends” beautifully convey the deep connections experienced in lifelong friendships between women.
PHOTO: Costume designer Vassie Wellbeck-Browne, Director of StoryTree Company, prepares to measure Judson sophomore Sarah Green for her lead role in A…My name is Alice. Sophomore Ana Williams waits her turn.