Peninsula College students set fall drama productions

A pair of upcoming fall drama productions grace the stage at Peninsula College’s Little Theater, with each detail of the plays in the hands of PC students.

“The Hysterical History of Cleopatra” by D. M. Larson and “Facing Death” by August Strindberg showcase the creative work of Drama 101 students, with performances set for Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Shows begin nightly at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, and arriving early is strongly suggested.

“The Hysterical History of Cleopatra” is directed by PC student Selah Johnson, and recounts the remarkable and modernized retelling of the completely true-ish history of Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Egypt’s top marketing team realizes how desperately Egypt needs a new, more caring ruler to get behind. Discover the mostly factual tale of Cleopatra and how things went down in Egypt once she rose to power. Things get a little bumpy along the way, but the rest is history.

“Facing Death” is directed by PC’s Austin Phillips, with fellow drama students performing multiple technical tasks behind the scenes to bring this show to life (and death).

After the death of his wife, money problems bring tension to Monsieur Durand and his three daughters’ 18th century lives, along with family drama, sisterly rivalry, dark humor and sarcasm. Monsieur Durand thinks he may have found the solution to their financial problems, keeping the girls’ image of their mother intact, and leaving his daughters with no financial burdens. All he needs is a little help from his insurance company.

The production team for Dr. Lara Starcevich’s Drama 101 course includes: tech director Pete Griffin, guest set/lighting/sound designer Kelly Doran, Levi Bergren, Claudia Carvell, Jamellia Clark, Jasmine Cottam, Anna Davis, Nick Fazio, Brad Gamble, Anli Guttormsen, Donika Huls, Selah Johnson, Gwendolyn Kauffman, Sharona Klahn, Miranda Laidig, Deanna Luchau, Heather McCord, Noah Merideth, Sarah-Elaine Norman, Alexander Parrill, Chris Perchert, Austin Phillips, Sean Rice, Lainey Sukert and Halle Ward.

The production is made possible by the support of the Peninsula College Associated Student Counsel.

For more information, contact Starcevich at or 360-417-6478.

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