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Two More Successful Shows From Curtain Call

by Office of Marketing | Dec 09, 2014
Curtain Call Nov 2014
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is blessed with a student-led drama club that shares meaningful theatrical performances. This semester’s Curtain Call performance featured two one-act comedies in which talented students filled Krempels Theater with uproarious laughter. The performances were held on the evenings of Nov. 14, 15 and 22, as well as a matinee performance on Nov. 23.
The first comedy titled, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned By Being in a Bad Play” was based on the common negative experiences and mishaps of those who have ever participated in a play. The play’s message resonated with audience members who may have been part of a theater production in the past or simply enjoy the satire imaging the process. The lessons learned from the disastrous incidents proved to be redeemable since theater is a place where all actors, stage managers and technicians can find acceptance among a close-knit family—the cast.
Amanda Marroquin, a sophomore majoring in secondary English education, played the role of the narrator. Throughout the performance, Marroquin directed the crises of the characters while also playing an active role in their lives. Senior Randy Stegner embraced the role of Flapjack, whose endearing and comedic demeanor caused the audience to burst into laughter during his dialogue. This performance marks Stegner’s, and cast member senior Mykel Klix’s, last roles on the Krempels Theater stage as UVF student actors. “All I Really Need To Know I Learned By Being In a Bad Play” was directed by senior Loren Metallo and assistant director, sophomore Yolanda Alvarez. 
The second comedy, “That Was No Lady, That Was a Private Eye,” featured strong Boston accents, a private investigation, action, drama and hilarious circumstances. Directed by senior Christopher McNaney and assistant director, junior Katherine Hewes, the play centered on the life of a private investigator, Phyllis Harlowe, and her relationships with her landlord, secretary assistant, admirer and nemesis. Sophomore Faith Duncan played her first UVF onstage role as Phyllis Harlowe. She said she was “absolutely thrilled to be a part of the production” and was happy to have the live theater experience. Many of the graduating seniors agreed that the Curtain Call productions they participated in during their years at UVF have left a memorable and indelible mark on their university life and given them valuable experiences that they will carry with them for many years. 
UVF applauds the efforts of all those who participated in both fall semester shows. With a history of exceptional productions since 2003, Curtain Call continues to impress its growing audience with charming performances from dedicated UVF student actors. 

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