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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College's production of "The Threepenny Opera" was awarded four certificates of merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
KCACTF is a national theatre program dedicated to the improvement of collegiate theatre in the United States. The KCACTF respondent who viewed Lycoming's production recognized special achievement in the following areas:
Direction by Dr. N. J. Stanley, associate professor and chair of theatre
Costume design by Tiffany Towns, assistant professor
Scenic and lighting design by Jathan Innerarity, assistant professor
Stage management by Elle Ingarra, senior theatre major
"Being a part of 'The Threepenny Opera' was an experience I will never forget," said Ingarra. "We all worked so hard to create an amazing production and I was so sad for it to end. It was an amazing honor to receive this recognition. I was so lucky to be a part of a production that has made such a large impact on the Lycoming community. It was a privilege working with so many talented people and I am so happy with the reaction that everyone had towards the show!"
"The Threepenny Opera" was presented by Lycoming's theatre and music departments Nov. 14-17. An adaptation of 18th century writer John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera," the dark, satirical musical is set in 1837 London, just days before Queen Victoria's coronation. The plot follows Mack the Knife, an infamous criminal of the London underworld, as he hides from the law until his eventual capture.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.