STUDIO 54 DRAMA GROUP
STUDIO 54 ( The Drama Group) consists of members who enjoy drama, whether from a chair in the audience or from the stage. The highlights of our year include: attending a theatre production downtown of a play we have read and discussed together; warming things up at Winter Warmth in mid - January, and celebrating Shakespeare's birthday in April.
Studio 54 meets from 1:30 to 3:30 on the first and third Thursdays of most months . We welcome all new members who have an interest in drama.
This past year, Studio 54 has enjoyed a variety of dramatic experiences, from reading and discussing plays, attending MTC to sharing theatrical selections about "Maidens, Marriage and Murder" at our annual Shakespearean "Fest." We look forward to new and cur-rent Studio 54 members joining us in the fall.
We plan to read the original version and possibly the contemporary one, too, of A Doll's House, in anticipation of attending an onstage performance in the winter. We meet on the third Thursday of most months, with specific dates announced in the UWC Bulletin. Our first fall meeting will be Thursday, October 18 from 1:00-3:00. In the meantime, enjoy "Sandal Weather!"
Studio 54 recently celebrated the end of its season with an elegant lunch. As we gathered around the bust of Shakespeare, thoughtfully contributed by Anne Dunlop, our inspired and charismatic members presented an entertaining program of Shakespearean read-ings. It was truly the highlight of the year. We look forward to meeting again in October, when we will be reading and discussing A Doll's House in preparation for Ibsenfest 2019 at RMTC in February. We will meet next season from 1:00 to 3:00 on the third Thursday of each month.
Please consult your Bulletin for specific dates throughout the year. We are always delighted to welcome new as well as returning members
We are very much looking forward to marking the end of our 2017-18 season with a celebratory luncheon of the group later in April. Full details of the arrangements regarding menu and time will be available at the meeting. In the mean-time, we anticipate plenty of merriment and good cheer along with (to quote Shakespeare) " the cakes and ale!"
At the March meeting, we will also begin choosing our springtime Shakespearean readings on the topic Maidens, Marriage and Murder. A wide ranging selection of scripts has been prepared by your coordinators and will be available for you at the meeting. Please consider bringing your Shakespeare anthology along, too, in order to refer to personal favourites. The excitement is mounting!
In February, Studio 54 had the opportunity to attend a production of John Patrick Shanley's play Outside Mulligan, part of this year's Master Playwright Festival. We look forward to sharing our impressions of the production at our next meeting, Thurs., March 15 1:00 - 3:00. (Our March 1st meeting has been cancelled because of members' travels.)
December 2017/January 2018
Our next two meetings will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 18 (both from 1:00 sharp to 3:00). We will be reading and discussing John Patrick Shanley's play Outside Mullingar, the cornerstone production of this year's Master Playwright's Festival. Scripts will be provided, compliments of RMTC. If curious, please join us!
Our winter highlight will be to attend a matinee of Outside Mullingar in February at the Warehouse Theatre.