Repertory Theater Fall 2017

Melanie White, Photographer

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In the play, 30 separate plays were performed in the average length of a normal play, 60 minutes. Every member of the cast was used in this play as multiple different characters.
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Each actor developed their skills by playing different parts. Every person got to play at least three different characters for this one performance.
Almost every play also used props. Here, a monkey was used for humorous effect after it was placed on the actress’s head.
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Gesturing to the audience, an actor in the play emphasizes a point made by the actor presenting a monolouge.
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Acting in the play, sophomore Matthew Grigoratos pretends to read a review of his play. “I absolutely adore the theater program here because it is an environment where everyone is absolutely accepting of everybody,” he said. “It’s all one big, supportive family. It’s made school an absolute blast to go to every day.”
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind involved a ton of audience participation, especially in the form of choosing what play to perform next. This was done by having the audience shout numbers to the actor currently on stage, who would then reveal what the next play would be.
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For one of the plays, each actor involved told a part of the story on stage in a tag-team form of acting.
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Members of the audience were used both to pick which play would be performed next, as well as in the plays themselves. Here, an audience member is being surrounded by hissing, aggressive cast members.
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In this play, “Blind Date” a member of the cast was brought up in order to be the actor’s date. Here, he is opening crackers, which were later mixed with milk and presented to her.
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The Blue Valley Repertory Theater’s fall play, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind was performed on Nov. 17 in the Black Box Theater.