Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Rose Curtain Players New Play to Premiere at World Event

 

rose curtain2

OWENSBORO, KY (3/22/2013) – For Owensboro High School Theatre instructor Caroline Greer, theatre is more than an art. It is a way of life. You can imagine her excitement, then, when she was named “Best Director” among all the participants at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention (SETC), which drew more than 500 high school students and drama teachers from all over the southeast.

Owensboro High School’s “The Rose Curtain Players” earned ranking of first runner-up last November at the Kentucky Theatre association One-act Play competition with their performance of Among Friends and Clutter, by Lindsay Price. On March 9, the Rose Curtain Players competed against 16 other schools and took the victory at the SETC competition in Louisville, KY. While the troupe as a whole received a “superior” rating from the three judges, it was juniors Helen Merritt and senior Jonah Clark who “shined,” and they were selected as “All-Star Cast members.” Greer called the two students “fantastic to work with!”

While at the conference, RCP had opportunities to attend various workshops, presentations, and performances. According to a news release from the Owensboro Public School system, four OHS students auditioned for over 100 colleges. Greer said the students had a fair amount of success as a result of the auditions.

“Jonah Clark, Helen Merritt, Will Van Winkle, and Navji Dixon auditioned for over 100 colleges, and received over 140 callbacks between them,” she said, adding this is only Clark’s second year of theatre.

“For him to have accomplished what he has in such a short amount of time is amazing.” Greer said.

rose curtain3

Also during the convention, Greer had a chance to present a workshop with David Balthrop, head of the theatre department at Murray State University. She told SurfKY that the main focus of the workshop was to break down the barriers between what is considered high school theatre, and what professional theatre is.

Perhaps the most exciting announcement of the day regarding the Rose Curtain Players, however, was when Greer told the Owensboro Board of Education at its meeting on Thursday that Lindsey Price, who wrote Among Friends and Clutter and The Snow Show is privately coordinating with Greer and Owensboro High School to have the Rose Curtain Player introduce her newest play, Cobweb Dreams, at a world premiere event next April. Cobweb Dreams will be Price’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream.

The Rose Curtain players will perform their award winning show Among Friends and Clutter Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Owensboro Middle School will also perform The Snow Show.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Julie Ellis

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11190

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 15, 2014 3241

Family Business, Graphics Pros to Open Friday

in Top News For All Sites by Shawn Freels
October 15, 2014 3112

Chamber Meeting and More Announced

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Dorothy Walker
October 15, 2014 2871

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 15, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2849

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 15, 2014 2753

Woman Arrested for Domestic Dispute in the Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2475

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 18, 2014 2145

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 16, 2014 2134

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 16, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2059

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Trending Now

October 19, 2014 1863

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 19, 2014 1051

Right-to-Work: The Right Message for Kentucky’s…

in General News For All Sites by Jim Waters
October 19, 2014 910

Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and Other…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 19, 2014 843

Key to Cooking with Pumpkins

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 19, 2014 708

The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 19, 2014 600

Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller
October 19, 2014 574

Republican Headquarters Celebrates Open House

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 390

Fall Frolic at Nature Station

in Lakes News by Land Between The Lakes
October 20, 2014 371

KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified Tree-Planting…

in General News For All Sites by Cliff Feltham
October 19, 2014 342

Dr. Brady Harris Completes Advanced…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Kyser Lough

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss